Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:05 am
Through Sudinfo with Belga
In the Netherlands, 3,746 new positive cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Wednesday by the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the highest number since July 29. A figure that goes almost from single to double compared to last Wednesday, when only 1,909 Covid cases had been recorded.
Tuesday, 2,900 positive cases had been recorded, while last week the daily average hovered around 2,800 new infections. However, this average has been steadily increasing for 13 consecutive days. With a 62% increase in the total number of weekly cases, the country also meets its largest increase since July 18.
The RIVM said on Tuesday that these were undoubtedly the first expected effects of the fall. All age groups are affected and the reproduction rate of the virus continues to increase.
The Netherlands also recorded 12 new deaths, the highest number in three weeks. On average, in the past seven days, five people have died from the virus (33 in total).