The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 reported to the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) decreased (-23%) last week compared to the week before that. The number of people who were tested for COVID-19 also decreased (-17%).
Hospital and ICU admissions
The number of new hospital admissions of patients with SARS-CoV-2 decreased (-20%) compared to the week before. The number of new ICU admissions of patients with SARS-CoV-2 remained relatively low, and decreased (-35%) compared to the week before.
In sewage surveillance, the national average viral load in week 29 (18 – 24 July 2022) decreased by 10.0% compared to week 28. Viral loads were highest in and around Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. In the first half of week 30 (25 – 27 July), the average number of virus particles continued to decrease significantly, dropping by 33.6%. The BA.5 Omicron sub-variant was observed most frequently, while the BA.4 sub-variant was detected less often again.
In the Infection Radar survey, the percentage of people who reported possible symptoms of COVID-19 last week remained stable (2.7%) compared to the week before that (2.7%).
The reproduction number (R) was 0.88 (0.84 – 0.91) on 18 July 2022.
For more information see the weekly update coronavirus figures on rivm.nl.