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Netherlands hits new daily COVID-19 infection record as lockdown imposed - Metro US

Netherlands hits new daily COVID-19 infection record as lockdown imposed

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands jumped by more than 11,000 in 24 hours, hitting a new record, data released by the National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) on Wednesday showed.

The steep increase came just a day after a tough, 5-week lockdown was imposed in the Netherlands, where more than 10,000 people have died during the COVID-19 pandemic.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Writing by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Alison Williams)

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