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Weekly update corona figures

In the past week the reported number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 increased by 48% compared to the previous week. Reported figures increased in all regions and in all age groups. More people were tested. The percentage of people who tested positive for COVID-19 rose to 10.3%. The expected autumn increase appears to have started.

Positive Tests
In the past week, 17,832 people received a positive test result. That's 48% more than the week before, when 12,016 people received a positive test result. The number of positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants increased from 72 to 105. Last week 157,728 people were tested, which is 16% more than the week before, when 136,452 were tested. The percentage of positive tests in the Municipal Public Health Services (GGD) increased from 8.1% to 10.3% (this percentage does not include the tests that were taken in order to be able to travel). A total of 8,781 people were tested by the Municipal Public Health Services (GGD) after a positive self-test. In 81.2% of these people, the positive result on the self-test was confirmed by the GGD. Among people who were tested without a previous positive self-test, 6.0% tested positive.

Increase seen in all regions and all age groups
The number of reported infections was highest in the age groups below 50 years old, with over 110 reported infections per 100,000 people. All security regions have shown an increase in the number of positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants.

Hospital and ICU admissions
The number of people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 increased by 8% from 260 to 281 people. 54% more new COVID-19 patients were admitted to ICU than the week before: 71 people in the past week, compared to 46 people a week earlier.

Reproduction number
The reproduction number has increased from 0.96 to 1.12 and is above 1 for the first time since 10 July 2021. That means that 100 people who have COVID-19 right now will collectively infect another 112 new people. In other words, the virus is spreading faster again.

Increase also visible in sewage water
Since the end of September, the average number of virus particles in sewage water has been increasing. The national average rose towards the end of the final week in September. In the week of 27 September to 3 October, the average number of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in sewage rose by 20% compared to the week before that. The initial sampling results for the week of 4-10 October indicate that levels have continued to increase, rising by nearly 25% compared to the week before that. More information can be found on the Virus particles in waste water page.

For more information, view the news item and the weekly update of the RIVM.