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Slight decrease in Covid hospital admissions in Netherlands amidst rising concerns due to Omicron

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There were 1,878 new hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 last week, 10% less than the week before. 332 new patients with COVID-19 were admitted to ICU, a minor decrease compared to the previous week (-4%). 

More than 453,000 people (-27%) came to the test lanes of the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) to get tested for SARS-CoV-2 from 7 to 14 December 2021. The percentage of positive tests rose to 23.4%. The number of newly reported infections decreased in all age groups. The highest number of reported positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants continues to be among children of primary school age. 

The Omicron variant of the virus is cause for concern worldwide and is also spreading in the Netherlands. RIVM monitors all the variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and is tracking incidence of the Omicron variant in the Netherlands. Because this variant is more contagious and will therefore lead to more infections in the next few weeks, the number of hospital admissions may start rising again. Prevent the spread and help to prevent more hospital admissions by following the , even if you are vaccinated. 

All the weekly COVID-19 figures are presented in a table and in graphs on the RIVM website.

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