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Dutch coronavirus cases hit new weekly record

AMSTERDAM, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The Netherlands posted a record weekly number of new confirmed coronavirus infections in the week through Sept. 22, hitting 13,471 cases, an increase of more than 60% from the week before, health authorities said on Tuesday.

In the week through Sept. 15 the National Institute for Health (RIVM) had registered 8,265 COVID-19 cases.

The RIVM recorded 33 deaths from the disease in the past seven days, up from 19 deaths a week earlier. (Reporting by Toby Sterling Editing by Gareth Jones)

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