The Dutch National Statistics Office said today, Tuesday, that the number of deaths in the country recorded the highest rate since World War II this year due to the Corona pandemic.
The office said that as of last week, the Netherlands had recorded about 162,000 deaths, which is about 13,000 more than expected in a normal year.
“We have not recorded such an increase in the number of deaths since World War II,” he added.
The office said that the number of deaths during the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic between early March and early May exceeded the usual rate by about 9,000 people, while more than six thousand additional deaths were recorded since the start of the second wave in mid-September.
The Netherlands has recorded 770,400 cases of coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. More than 11,000 people have died from the disease.