After several weeks of strong growth, the number of new coronavirus infections has declined. The National Institute of Public Health (RIVM) said Saturday that 5,323 new RIVM infections were reported in the past 24 hours, 1,102 fewer than yesterday.
The weekly rate of infection is also declining. An average of 7,255 positive tests were recorded in the past seven days. This is 27 percent lower than the previous seven days.
According to RIVM data, more than 7 million Dutch people have been fully vaccinated. However, the vaccination process is slowing down, which is why GGD public clinics provide vaccinations at mobile points, which, however, do not have a very high presence.
An employee of the GGD clinic in Rotterdam was quoted by the daily Trouw as saying this was partly due to the festive season and sometimes also to the wrong location of the bus. However, the mobile points make sense, says Els Veltkamp of GGD Rotterdam, “it helps reach people who have reading and writing difficulties and therefore cannot register online.”
Although the vaccination process is slow, acceptance is very high in the Netherlands. Until recently, the Dutch Statistical Office (CBS) reported that 87 percent. The Dutch support vaccination against the Corona virus. Now RIVM has announced that 95 percent. Dutch residents declare their readiness to vaccinate.
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