Coronavirus cases and fatalities in the Netherlands
The number is based on confirmed diagnostic tests. It is very likely that the true number of COVID-19 cases is higher as many cases are asymptomatic.
New COVID-19 cases and fatalities per day
This is a good indicator of “flattening the curve” — when there is a steady decreasing trend, it is an indicator that the spread of the disease is slowing down.
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Stop the spread of the coronavirus
Go outside only when necessary. For example, for shopping, or for a breath of fresh air. If possible, avoid going out with more than 3 people.
Work at home if possible. Keep 1.5 meters away from others (2 arm lengths). Also on the street, in the supermarket, and in the park, keep the same distance.
Wash your hands with soap and water several times a day. Avoid touching your hand with unwashed hands.
Ensure good hygiene measures:
Wash your hands
20 seconds with soap and water, then dry hands thoroughly
Before you go out, when you come back home, when you’ve blown your nose, of course before dinner and after you’ve gone to the bathroom.
Cough and sneeze in the inside of your elbow
Use tissue paper to blow your nose and then throw it away
Then wash your hands
Do not shake hands
Keep 1.5 meters (2 arm lengths) from others
This applies to everyone, for example on the street, in shops, with colleagues, except at home and within the family / household.
Keeping 1.5 meters away reduces the chance that people will infect each other.
Can I get sick from the new coronavirus if I touch or grab things or surfaces somewhere?
You are unlikely to get sick if you touch or grip items or surfaces, such as mail, packages or a bunch of flowers. The chance is even smaller if you wash your hands regularly and it prevents you from getting your hands on the face after touching them. If you know the owner of the stuff is sick, wash your hands as soon as there is an opportunity.
Coronavirus in Netherlands News:
- October 21, 2020Stargazers, get ready, the meteors are coming
From tonight (Wednesday) to tomorrow, the meteor shower Orionids will be lighting up the early morning sky. Clear weather provided, you should be able to spot around 30 shooting stars per hour. Meteor …
- October 21, 2020Daily coronavirus cases soar towards 9,000 a day
In the last day, 8764 new coronavirus cases have been reported to the RIVM. This is a staggering 589 more than yesterday. Hospitalizations are also on the rise. An additional 232 corona patients were …
- October 21, 2020The king’s speech: Royal House releases video of the king apologising for Greek holiday
Following outrage both in the parliament and online, King Willem-Alexander has addressed the nation in a video released by the Royal House today. The king sits on a sofa next to Queen Máxima as he de …
- October 21, 2020Weather report: Barbara is storming in, and she’s bringing warm weather
Brace yourselves, storm Barbara is threatening to arrive soon! But don’t worry, if you’re missing the warm weather — it will also be about 20 degrees. Yup, you heard that right. Today will …
- October 21, 2020GGDs no longer have capacity to call GPs for positive test patients
As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the Netherlands, so has the workload for GGDs. Now, with upwards of 8,000 daily cases, they no longer have the capacity to inform GPs about positive tests. In …
- October 21, 2020Princesses return from Greece, causing further controversy
The royal family made headlines this weekend when it was discovered that they had taken a government jet and flown to their holiday villa in Greece. Last night, Princess Amalia and Princess Alexa retu …
- October 21, 2020Dirt cheap flights to orange zones continue, cabinet searches for solutions
Flight competition during the coronavirus pandemic has led to extremely cheap flights within the European Union, many of which are heading to orange risk zones. Unhappy with this, the cabinet has been …
- October 20, 2020Coronavirus update: 55,587 new cases this week, but infection rate slows
Almost a week after implementing the latest coronavirus measures, the Netherlands has yet to see the effects of the restrictions. In the past week, the RIVM has reported 55,587 new positive cases. How …
- October 20, 2020Top 5 ways Dutch and US healthcare are different
Ever wondered what the real differences are between healthcare in the Netherlands and healthcare in the US? Here’s the skinny on the biggest distinctions between the two healthcare systems. In t …
- October 20, 2020How to save money by buying a house in the Netherlands (wait what?)
Tired of throwing away your rent money but not feeling wealthy enough to spend — let’s face it — hundreds of thousands of euros buying a house in the Netherlands? Fair enough, getting a mortgage …