1,705 POSITIVE,43 DEATH BY CORONAVIRUS IN THE NETHERLANDS

The number of confirmed infections has risen by 292 to 1,705. That total includes 389 people who work in healthcare and who are tested more often than the general population.

The coronavirus has claimed more victims in the Netherlands, with the death toll rising from 24 to 43 since Monday, according to the latest update from public health institute RIVM.

The patients who have died so far were aged 63 to 94 and had underlying health issues, the RIVM said. The age of the youngest victim had been erroneously given as 59 on Monday.

CIS MEDIA PATROLER BHONG DAVID

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