Corona in the Netherlands: figures as of March 29
The death toll from the coronavirus has risen by 132 in the past 24 hours, the RIVM reports. A total of 771 people in the Netherlands are now known to have died from the effects of the corona virus. The number of patients who have been or have been hospitalized has increased by 529 to 3,483. The number of new hospital admissions and deaths has never been so high.
RIVM reports again that the number of hospitalized patients and the number of new deaths are increasing less quickly than could be expected if no measures had been taken. But the effect of the measures can only be assessed in a few days, the researchers said.
According to the latest figures (6 pm) from the NICE (National Intensive Care Evaluation) foundation, there are 975 corona patients in the ICU. Yesterday around this time there were 900. Diederik Gommers, from the Dutch Association for Intensive Care, are about a day behind those figures. He estimates that the actual number is therefore higher.
According to Minister De Jonge of Health, the IC capacity for corona patients is currently being expanded to approximately 1050. Ernst Kuipers, chairman of the coordination center that spreads the beds across the country, emphasizes that the capacity is currently still sufficient. In the past 24 hours, 41 IC patients have been transported to other hospitals. Two patients were brought to Germany from Zwolle, they are in a hospital in Münster.
Most patients who were or have been hospitalized were, according to RIVM, in the 70-79 age group. Most deceased patients were in the 80-89 age group.
More than half of the patients who were or have been hospitalized had certain underlying conditions. 18 percent did not. This is unknown to 29 percent. More than half of the patients who died also had underlying conditions: 5 percent did not. It is unknown at 42 percent.
The most commonly reported underlying conditions are cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure. For hospital admissions, this applies to 30 percent of patients.
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