Covıd-19, Netherlands

Covıd-19, Netherlands

Dutch COVID-19 death toll much higher than reported in first wave: Statistics agency

Dutch COVID-19 death toll much higher than reported in first wave: Statistics agency

1/10/2020 11:03:00 AM

Dutch COVID-19 death toll much higher than reported in first wave: Statistics agency

AMSTERDAM: Coronavirus infections have led to thousands more deaths in the Netherlands than officially registered, data released by the nation's ...

People are seen in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Aug 5, 2020. (Photo: Reuters/Eva Plevier)01 Oct 2020 03:40PMShare this contentBookmarkAMSTERDAM: Coronavirus infections have led to thousands more deaths in the Netherlands than officially registered, data released by the nation's statistics agency on Thursday (Oct 1) showed.

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At least 10,000 people in the country of 17 million are likely to have died of COVID-19 during the first wave of infections between March and June, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) said.AdvertisementAdvertisementHealth authorities had reported a total of 6,406 deaths as a result of confirmed COVID-19 infections up until Wednesday.

The difference could be caused by positive tests not being reported to the health authorities, the statistics agency said.Of the 10,067 it reported, 7,797 were people confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus who had died, while COVID-19 was noted as the most probable cause of death in 2,270 other instances.

The coronavirus caused about 9,000 more deaths between Mar 2 and May 10 than in an average year, the CBS said, with a peak of more than 6,000 COVID-19 fatalities in April alone.AdvertisementAdvertisementAfter a drop over the summer, new infections have rapidly increased to record levels in recent weeks, topping 3,000 per day for the first time this week.

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