Dutch Coronavirus infections reach 31,589, 142 new deaths: authorities

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

April 18, 2020

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have risen by 1,140 to 31,589, Dutch health authorities said on Saturday.

The death toll among people known to have been infected with the novel coronavirus increased by 142 to 3,601, the Dutch Institute for Public Health (RIVM) said in its daily update.

(Reporting by Stephanie van den Berg; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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