The number of coronavirus patients being treated in Dutch hospitals fell for the fourth straight day to 1,769 people on Friday. The decline suggests the country’s medical centers could have fewer than 1,600 Covid-19 patients by the end of next week. Friday’s total included 1,251 patients in regular care, six fewer than on Thursday. There were also 518 patients in intensive care, also down six for the day. The combined total reflected ten percent fewer hospitalized people with Covid-19 than one week ago, after seven days of an average daily reduction of about 1.5 percent.