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Record numbers of infections in the Netherlands at the same time as the number of people in hospitals and the dead is falling

The Netherlands recorded 35,521 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours on Friday. This is the highest number since the beginning of the epidemic.

At the same time it was reported 954 hospitalized, the lowest number since November 1. Compared to Thursday, there are 48 fewer in hospital. Now writes more patients are allowed to leave care than are allowed telegraph.

In the past, Dutch patients were taken to German hospitals in an effort to ease care. Today, there is only one patient in Germany. The trend is the same in the Netherlands where there is no longer a need to move between hospitals.

As well as the number of deaths decreases in the day. On average, 11 new deaths are reported per day, the lowest number since October 26. The Netherlands has recorded four deaths since the start of the epidemic, the first in April 2020, the second in early November 2020, the third in early January 2021 and the fourth two weeks after December 2021.

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, announced on Friday afternoon that restrictions would be eased in the country and that shops described as “non-essential” could reopen on Saturday.

However, bars, restaurants and museums will continue to close until at least January 25.

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