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Nearly 8,000 test positive for coronavirus; 220 more Covid hospitalizations

by Hessel van Bekkum

For the second consecutive day the Netherlands has set a new record for most reported coronavirus infections, with public health agency RIVM adding 7,997 to the national total on Friday. It was about two percent higher than Thursday’s total, and 34 percent higher than a week ago. Some 37,382 more people have tested positive for the viral infection this week, about 44 percent more than the same period a week ago. In the Netherlands, 212 thousand people were given a positive diagnosis of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection since the end of February.

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