RIVM reports 5,791 positive tests, again more than average (5,318) | NOW



In the past 24 hours, 5,791 positive corona tests have been reported to the RIVM. It is the third day in a row that more infections are reported than the average in the past seven days (5,318).

NU.nl looks at the average of the past seven days, because this gives a better picture than the fluctuating daily figures.

The Netherlands is slowly counting nearly one million infections. Eighteen countries worldwide have passed the negative milestone so far. On Friday, the Netherlands has a total of almost 940,000 positive tests.

The RIVM also reports 89 corona-related deaths. This does not necessarily mean that these persons have all died in the past 24 hours. There may be a delay between the date of death and the reporting date.

Averages for the past week

  • Friday, January 22: 5,318
  • Thursday, January 21: 5,354
  • Wednesday, January 20: 5,452
  • Tuesday, January 19: 5,526
  • Monday, January 18: 5,617
  • Sunday, January 17: 5,712
  • Saturday, January 16: 5,859

Curfew goes into effect on Saturday

This Saturday, the already announced curfew will take effect. Residents must then stay in every evening from 9 p.m. and are allowed to leave their home from 4:30 a.m. the next morning. The intended end date for the curfew is February 9.

The curfew must stop the flare-up of the British coronavirus variant. Health experts at the RIVM suspect that one in ten Dutch people is currently infected with the mutated, more contagious virus.

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