Dutch coronavirus cases rise by 729 to 34,134: authorities


FILE PHOTO: A member of medical staff takes coronavirus test samples of a woman during drive-thru coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing, on a converted ice rink, in Alkmaar, Netherlands April 8, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands has risen by 729 to 34,134, health authorities said on Tuesday, with 165 new deaths.

Total deaths stand at 3,916, the Netherlands Institute for Health (RIVM) said in its daily update. The RIVM repeated that it only reports cases and deaths confirmed by testing, and actual numbers are larger.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; editing by Jason Neely


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