The number is an estimate, emphasizes the RIVM. There may be nearly 19,000 contagious people, but it could also be more than 47,000.
In mid-July, the Netherlands had about 7,000 contagious people and at the beginning of July there were about 3,000. “If someone contracts the corona virus, this person is infectious for others for a while. How long this takes differs from person to person ”, the RIVM explains.