SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The number of new coronavirus cases reported to public health institute RIVM reached 6,301 in the 24 hours to Thursday morning, down 608 on Wednesday’s total.
The decline helped take the weekly average down to 8,780, which is 4% below that of the previous seven-day period. The number of positive cases has now been trending downwards for five days, following a surge of infections after most of the coronavirus measures were withdrawn.
It is unclear as yet how much, if any, of the decline is due to yesterday’s online attack on the regional health board’s test booking service. The RIVM said on Tuesday that the figures were stabilising.
Hospital admissions do continue to rise, and 436 people are now being treated in hospital, of whom 107 are in an intensive care ward. Coronavirus has also now been identified in 90 nursing homes nationwide, compared with 36 a week ago.