The RIVM reported 4,986 positive corona tests on Tuesday. For the second day in a row, that is considerably less than the average of the seven previous days (7,286). In addition, 153 corona-related deaths have been reported.
For the first time since the beginning of December, less than five thousand new confirmed corona infections have been counted in a day.
NU.nl looks at the average of the seven previous days, because this gives a better picture than the fluctuating daily figures. This average has been falling since the holidays.
In the weekly update of the RIVM, which was also published on Tuesday, it is reported that the figures now show a “cautious decline” for the first time, a first effect of the lockdown that was introduced in mid-December.
The cabinet has introduced drastic measures to reduce the contamination figures. A week ago, according to the RIVM, no effect of the lockdown was noticeable. Tuesday evening it will be announced what will happen with the measures. They will likely be extended by three weeks.
Averages for the past week:
- Tuesday, January 12: 7,286
- Monday, January 11: 7,453
- Sunday, January 10: 7,564
- Saturday, January 9: 7,742
- Friday, January 8: 7,749
- Thursday, January 7: 7,708
- Wednesday, January 6: 8,084
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