May 17, 2021


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The number of new corona cases is falling for the first time since Tuesday

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The number of new corona cases has decreased for the first time since Tuesday. 5,941 positive tests were registered between Friday morning and Saturday morning.

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reported 6,109 new cases on Friday, but these were adjusted to 6,108 on Saturday. 5651 new cases were reported on Thursday, 5417 on Wednesday and 4681 on Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours, 328 infections were found in Rotterdam, 308 cases in Amsterdam, 154 in The Hague, 130 in Tilburg and 118 in Den Bosch. The Rotterdam-Rijnmond security region had the most new infections with 670. Central and West Brabant had 578, Haaglanden 394, Amsterdam-Amstelland 367 and Gelderland-Zuid 185.

The number of deaths from corona has increased by 86 in the past 24 hours. This does not mean that all of these people have died in the past 24 hours. Such information is sometimes passed on with a certain delay. 54 deaths were reported between Thursday morning and Friday morning.