Coronavirus numbers: 155 new cases, totalling 959 (and the actual number is way higher)

Coronavirus numbers have gone up ever since the first case was reported on the 27th of February (seems ages ago) and this Saturday was no different. The numbers have grown to 959 in total, after 155 new cases were reported by RIVM today. Two people have also died due to coronavirus since yesterday.

Yeah, that’s no good. And the actual number of cases is actually higher by quite a lot since the authorities are limiting testing and are only testing one person per household.

The GGD is only testing one person per family

It’s been recently revealed that the GGD (Municipal and Regional Health Service) will only test for the coronavirus on one family member, instead of the whole family. This means that there are more cases than have actually been reported in the Netherlands.

So the actual number is higher, way higher, and it’s now all of our jobs to chill inside and #flattenthecurve instead of going to the Albert Heijn like lemmings and hoard toilet paper (idiots)

Good news at last

A group of ten scientists at Erasmus MC and Utrecht University claim to have discovered an antibody against COVID-19. This antibody has not as yet been tested on humans- and this process could take months. But at least it’s a bit of sunshine in these dark days.

Also, here’s a friendly reminder of the new measures once again:

More information about COVID-19 in the Netherlands

For more information, be sure to check out our guide to coronavirus in the Netherlands to stay up-to-date with the most recent information.

You can also watch our video, where we touch upon questions like how did coronavirus come to the Netherlands? What can you do against it in daily life? Is the Netherlands properly prepared for a COVID-19 pandemic? And what’s coronahelp?

Has COVID-19 affected your daily life? Let us know in the comments!
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Abuzer van Leeuwen 🇳🇱
Abuzer founded DutchReview a decade ago because he thought expats needed it and wanted to make amends for the Dutch cuisine. He has a Masters in Political Science and IT but somewhere always wanted to study history or good old football. He also a mortgage in the Netherlands and will happily tell you too how to get one. Born and raised in Rotterdam, Abuzer now lives in Leiden but is always longing back to his own international year in Italy.
  1. Not only are they only testing 1 family member per household, they are also not testing unless symptoms are serious. We have all the symptoms and have been in contact with someone that was in Italy but the GGD Kennemerland told us they wouldn’t test, to wash our hands and once the fever went away we could resume our lives (I don’t have fever today but have more difficulty in breathing and coughing more, if I go out and do have Covid-19 I’ll infect other people)


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