December 2, 2021

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Corona Virus: In the Netherlands, the number of people infected with the disease is likely to be greater than the statistics show

The number of victims exceeded 31,000.

Between the start of the coronavirus pandemic 20 months ago and the end of June, nearly 31,400 people died from, or possibly caused by, COVID-19 in the Netherlands. This was reported Thursday by news server DutchNews.nl, referring to the latest data from the CBS statistics bureau.

That number is much higher than the official number of coronavirus-related deaths – the Institute of Public Health (RIVM) reported only 18,474 pandemic victims by November 4. However, this data includes only people who have tested positive for coronavirus and whose deaths have been reported by regional health authorities.

The data that CBS relies on is based on death certificates. The Dutch government said in June of this year that CBS statistics provided the most accurate data on deaths, but were not used in daily reports of new epidemic victims, using only the most recent data.

DutchNews.nl stated that death certificates are being filled out by general practitioners across the country, sent higher on paper and processed statistically for months.

New CBS data on coronavirus victims also indicates the positive impact of vaccination, which has been taking place in the Netherlands since February of this year. In the second quarter of 2021, 2,580 people died from the coronavirus, which is about a third of the 8,666 deaths recorded in the first quarter when vaccination was underway.

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