Dutch health authorities had reported a total of 6,406 deaths associated with COVID-19 by Wednesday, but the number of people who died of COVID-19 is actually higher.
At least 10,000 people in the country with 17 million inhabitants are said to have died from COVID-19 during the first wave of infections, between March and June, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). hotnews.
The reason for the discrepancy would be that the positive tests of some people who later died were not reported to the health authorities, the statistical agency said.
Of the 10,067 deaths, 7,797 were confirmed by tests, while the remaining 2,270 are probable deaths due to COVID-19.
The new coronavirus caused about 9,000 more deaths between March 2 and May 10 than those recorded in the same period in a typical year, CBS said, with a peak of more than 6,000 COVID-19-associated deaths in April.
The Netherlands recorded a record number of infections this week, with more than 3,000 cases in a single day for the first time since the start of the pandemic.