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Covid hospital cases pass April peak but infection rate slowing down

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The number of coronavirus patients in hospital has passed the peak of last April, with 2,772 people receiving treatment, according to the latest figures from the RIVM.

The last time the figure was so high was January 7, two days after the post-Christmas peak of 2,890. There are currently 563 people being treated in intensive care, 12 more than on Sunday.

The RIVM also reported another 33 deaths, against a seven-day average of 51. Another 21,552 positive tests were recorded on Monday, 6.5% lower than the number last Monday.

The percentage of positive tests was marginally down at 21.7%. It is only the second time since the end of September that the number of positive tests has declined week-on-week. In the last seven days cases have increased by 3.5%, compared to 52% a week ago.


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