The corona figures of April 8: 2,248 people have died so far

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The number of patients in intensive care is reported daily by the National Patient Distribution Coordination Center (LCPS) in Rotterdam.

The number of hospital admissions is reported daily by RIVM. Today’s figure is the total number of people newly hospitalized. Some of them have been admitted to hospital before, but have only been reported to the RIVM by the GGDs today or yesterday. The number of people discharged from the hospital is not stated and is therefore not deducted from the hospital figure.

The figure for the number of deaths also comes from RIVM. Some of the reported deaths have died before, but have only been reported to RIVM in the past 24 hours. People who are suspected to have died from the coronavirus, but have not been tested, do not appear in the numbers.

This often applies to people who have died at home, but also to people who have received confirmation of the virus by means of a CT scan in the hospital. Only laboratory tested persons who die appear in the statistics. The total number of deaths will therefore probably be higher.

The number of proven corona patients is based on the number of people who have been tested positive by the GGDs. The majority of people with complaints are not tested, which means that this figure is not a good indicator of the development of the virus in the Netherlands, according to RIVM.

The average ages of patients in the hospital and patients who have died are also provided by RIVM. The percentage indicates the number of patients or deaths relative to the total number of hospital admissions of corona patients or death of corona patients.

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