Which province recorded more deaths than expected during the first and second wave of coronavirus?
In the first nine weeks of the first pandemic wave (weeks 11 through 19 of 2020), there were almost 9 thousand more deaths than would normally be expected during this period. During the first wave, mortality was particularly high in Limburg and Noord-Brabant. In the first nine weeks of the second wave (weeks 39 through 47 of 2020), which was not quite over by then, excess mortality was estimated at 3.9 thousand. In those weeks, the excess mortality rate was highest in Zuid-Holland (26 percent), followed by Overijssel (20 percent). In Limburg, on the other hand, the mortality rate during the second wave was low (5 percent).
Where did most people die of COVID-19 during the first wave of coronavirus?
In weeks 10 to 26 (2 March to 28 June 2020), 10.1 thousand inhabitants of the Netherlands died for whom COVID-19 was the confirmed or suspected cause of death. This is equivalent to 58.1 deaths per 100 thousand inhabitants. The mortality rate for COVID-19 was highest in the south of the Netherlands (105 per 100 thousand inhabitants on average) and lowest in the north (12 per 100 thousand inhabitants on average).
How is crime developing in the provinces?
During lockdown periods, the number of crimes registered by the police decreased in all provinces. Go to data.politie.nl (Dutch only) for regional figures on different types of crime.