There are now 2,670 corona patients in Dutch hospitals, the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS) reports. That is 58 patients less than 24 hours ago. The number of people with Covid-19 occupying a hospital bed also decreased from Thursday to Friday.
The number of corona patients in intensive care units fell back to below 600 on Saturday, after being above it for two days. At the moment, employees of the ICs care for 597 people with Covid-19, the disease caused by the corona virus. That is six patients less than Friday. 29 new patients were admitted to the ICUs. It is the first time in almost three weeks that there were fewer than 30 new admissions of Covid patients on the ICUs in one day.
The nursing departments are currently treating 2073 corona patients, a decrease of 52 people compared to 24 hours ago. A day earlier, the number of people with Covid-19 in the clinics already decreased by 83 patients. From Friday to Saturday, 281 new corona patients were admitted to the nursing wards, but because more people left the clinics, for example because they were transferred to another department or died, the total number of Covid patients admitted fell.