Number of new infections passing 2000 for the first time

The number of corona infections has risen by 2223 in the last 24 hours. For the first time, the number of reported positive tests exceeds 2000 in a 24-hour period. On Sunday, the governments corona dashboard reported a further 1849 new cases.

In addition, the health services registered 26 hospital admissions and two deaths, according to data from the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).

Last Tuesday, the dashboard reported 1387 new cases. That was the highest number since the beginning of April. The record was tightened several times in the following days. Positive tests on Wednesday 1546, Thursday 1756 and Friday 1977. On Saturday and Sunday, more than 1 800 confirmed infections were reported.


The Rotterdam-Rijnmond region had 349 new cases, including 218 in Rotterdam itself. The number of infections in Amsterdam-Amstelland rose by 308. Among these are 263 positive tests in Amsterdam. Of these, 263 were positive tests in Amsterdam. 211 new infections were registered in Haaglanden. The Hague itself had 126 new cases. In the province of Utrecht, 189 new cases came to light.

Weesp had the proportionally highest number of positive cases. Nine infections were recorded there. That amounts to 45.6 per 100 000 inhabitants. Leiden, Teylingen, Hilvarenbeek, Eersel and Nijmegen also had relatively many infections.

Local measures

When there are more than 7 infections per 100,000 inhabitants, the so-called signal value, measures may be needed to prevent further spread of the virus. Such measures have already been taken in six regions. On Monday, 17 of the 25 regions exceeded the limit. This happened for the first time in Drenthe. Amsterdam-Amstelland exceeded the signal value for the 22nd consecutive day and for the 45th time in the last 49 days.

The provinces of Friesland and Limburg and the region of Twente have comparatively the fewest infections.

In the last seven days, 12,636 new cases have been reported. The RIVM will publish its weekly update on Tuesday. Last week it reported 8265 infections in the seven days before.

About 96,000 people in the Netherlands have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The number of confirmed cases is expected to exceed 100,000 later this week. Since the beginning of the outbreak, more than 12,000 people have been hospitalised. The death toll is over 6200.