The Netherlands reports a record of more than 42,000 new cases of COVID-19 per day
Update: January 18, 2022 02:27 STI
amsterdam [Netherlands], Jan 18 (ANI/Sputnik): The Netherlands registered 42,472 new cases of COVID-19 in the past day, its highest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, the Institute said. national public health and environment (RIVM). Monday.
The record daily toll, recorded from Sunday to Monday, is 6,202 more cases than the day before and nearly 7,000 more than last Friday.
The plurality of new cases was recorded in Amsterdam (3,328), Rotterdam (1891) and Utrecht (1502).
While the daily average of cases increased by 26% to 34,371, the average number of daily deaths fell from 17 to 10 per week, the RIVM said.
On December 19, the Netherlands entered another lockdown, closing cafes, bars, restaurants, museums, theatres, sports venues and all but essential shops, in a bid to hinder the spread of the Omicron variant.
On January 2, thousands of Dutch protesters unhappy with the lockdown gathered to rally in central Amsterdam. Following brief clashes with police, two dozen people were arrested for disturbing public order, assault and possession of weapons. Four law enforcement officers were injured. The confinement ended on January 14 as originally planned. (ANI/Sputnik)