One deceased patient, 121 new patients, in total 503 positive tested persons
At this moment, there are 121 new confirmed COVID-19 patients which brings the total number of positive tests to 503. The number of new positive tests is higher than in recent days. Part of the increase can be explained by the research conducted in Noord-Brabant in the past few days. In addition, a fifth patient has died from COVID-19. It concerns a 68-year-old patient with underlying health conditions.
Of the 503 reported cases, 223 live in the province of Noord-Brabant and 66 in the province of Utrecht. In addition, 57 live in the province of Zuid-Holland and 48 in the province of Limburg. Of the 503 persons, 199 were infected abroad. For 92 cases, the source of infection is still under investigation. The majority of patients with an unknown source of infection live in Noord-Brabant.
From 6 to 8 March 1097 hospital workers were tested, of which 3.9 per cent was indeed infected with COVID-19. The percentages vary per hospital and are between 0 and 10 per cent. Two hundred patients were also tested. Of these patients, an average of 9 per cent was infected with the virus. Again, there are differences between hospitals. The people who were tested already had symptoms.
Risk areas adapted
The list of risk areas has been adapted. The area in Northern Italy has been extended to the entire country. Singapore and Macao are no longer considered a risk area because the virus is no longer widely spread there.
In effect as of today:
Do you have fever (more than 38⁰ Celsius) and respiratory symptoms (such as coughing or shortness of breath) andhave had contact with a patient with the coronavirus or have been in one of the following areas for the past 14 days:
- China (including Hong Kong)
- South Korea
Please contact your GP by telephone.
Questions about the novel coronavirus
If you have any questions about the novel coronavirus or the disease it causes, COVID-19, please visit government.nl/coronavirus, or call the information number 0800 - 13 51.