Coronavirus Update (May 7): 41.774 Confirmed Cases

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The RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) reports that, since the last update, another 455 people in the Netherlands have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness that is caused by the new coronavirus. This means that the new total of infected people is 41.774. 

Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands

Of the 41.774 people infected, another 84 people have died since yesterday*, May 6, bringing the death toll to 5.288. In total, 11.192 (+39) patients are or have been admitted to hospital. As not all people are getting tested, the true number of people infected with the new coronavirus is higher than reported. 

*There may be a delay between the day of death and the day that it is reported. 

Date Confirmed cases Hospital admissions Deaths
May 7 41.774 (+455) 11.192 (+39) 5.288 (+84)
May 6 41.319 (+232) 11.153 (+27) 5.204 (+36)
May 5 41.087 (+317) 11.126 (+89) 5.168 (+86)
May 4 40.770 (+199) 11.037 (+42) 5.082 (+26)
May 3 40.571 (+335) 10.995 (+44) 5.056 (+69)
May 2 40.236 (+445) 10.951 (+97) 4.987 (+94)
May 1 39.791 (+475) 10.854 (+85) 4.893 (+98)

Country slowly reopening

At the coronavirus press conference of Wednesday, May 6, Prime Minister Rutte and health minister De Jonge announced the government’s plans to slowly reopen the country, step-by-step. Read about all of the steps here.