The Dutch authorities confirmed on Tuesday at least 234 new deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which is double the daily deaths that have been announced in recent weeks and which places the total number of deaths from the virus at 2,101 and in 19,580 infections.
According to the National Institute of Public Health (RIVM), at least 7,427 people have been hospitalized in the last four weeks due to the effects of the coronavirus, of which 292 have occurred only in the last 24 hours, representing a new upswing in cases.
Although acknowledging that this Tuesday’s number “has clearly been the highest” in recent weeks, the RIVM explains that “this can be explained by the fact that many of the deaths and hospital admissions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are not processed and reported until Monday. “
Yesterday, 101 deaths from coronaviruses were reported in the country, less than half of the data registered in the last 24 hours, a figure that contradicts the official version of the health authorities, which have claimed to see a positive effect of the measures taken so far without the total confinement of the population.
With the figure confirmed today, the Netherlands exceeds the 2,000 deaths barrier, although in reality the deaths are far more than confirmed because not all people who are losing their lives are being tested.
This reasoning also applies to the number of total infections, since there are not enough tests to test the mildest cases, the RIVM acknowledges.
The government of Mark Rutte has called a press conference for the afternoon of this Tuesday, which will take place after an emergency meeting of the health authorities, to analyze the new data and insist on the need to maintain the version of “intelligent confinement” .
This does not decree the prohibition to go outside, although it does fine those who do not keep a distance of one and a half meters when they go out.
As reported today by the Dutch National Police, some 1,400 fines (390 euros for adults, 95 euros for minors) have been imposed for non-compliance with the anti-coronavirus measures, including group meetings, during the last two weeks.