THE HAGUE, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The daily number of confirmed COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital in the Netherlands as well as the new deaths was decreasing, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on Sunday.
The total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital grew by 253 in the past 24 hours to 6,875, the lowest daily figure in two weeks.
The number of reported daily deaths was 115, bringing the total to 1,766 in the country. The last time this daily number was that low was last Monday, when the death toll was 93.
Nationwide, the total number of confirmed cases grew by 1,224 to 17,851 as of Sunday.
The Dutch National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS) announced that the number of coronavirus patients in the intensive cares also showed a minor growth than in the previous days. From Saturday to Sunday, this number grew by 25, compared to 36 on Saturday, 51 on Friday and 82 on Thursday.
"We see stable figures, in line with the previous days and with the figures from the RIVM," LCPS chairman Ernst Kuipers said during a press conference in Rotterdam. "This is because the influx is leveling off and more patients are gradually recovering and leaving the intensive cares."
Despite the sunny spring weather, the Dutch government asked people to stay at home as much as possible during the weekend.
At several locations people had listened to the call, but in some places not everyone adhered to the advice. The southern municipality of Vaals had to close the access road to the Drielandenpunt, a tripoint between Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, because of large influx of people.