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Record number of infections in one week in the Netherlands

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The Netherlands recorded 574 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the largest increase since 15 August. Some 3,600 new cases have been reported in the last 7 days.

The Dutch authorities recorded 457 new infections on Sunday and 508 on Saturday. However, the total number of new cases is slowly but surely decreasing: more than 600 cases had been recorded on 15 August.

In Belgium, the number of new coronavirus infections fell to a daily average of 493.3 between 14 and 20 August, according to the latest figures published Monday morning by Sciensano.

This is the eighth day in a row that the number of new positive cases has fallen below 500.

On Monday, Belgian had 81,936 confirmed coronavirus cases, compared to 81,468 on Sunday.

The Brussels Times