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New Dutch coronavirus cases spike in past week – health authorities

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Arnhem

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – New confirmed coronavirus cases nearly doubled in the Netherlands over the past week to 2,588, health authorities said, continuing a steady surge ongoing since lockdown measures were eased at the start of July.

The new cases registered in the week through Aug. 4 were up 95% from 1,329 in the week through July 28, the National Institute for health said in its weekly report published on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Alison Williams)

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