In its day by day replace, the Netherlands’ Nationwide Institute for Well being (RIVM) stated confirmed instances rose by 1,104 to 10,866, an 11% improve. There have been 132 new deaths, bringing the variety of fatalities to 771.
“Simply as within the previous days, the variety of hospitalized sufferers and the variety of deaths are growing much less rapidly than would have been anticipated with out measures,” the RIVM stated.
However as a result of well being authorities are testing principally solely the very sick and healthcare employees for the virus, the actual variety of infections is prone to be far larger, the RIVM stated.
The Dutch authorities ordered social distancing measures, closed faculties and most companies and banned public gatherings in mid-March.