April 2, 2020 / 12:12 PM / a day ago

Coronavirus deaths in Netherlands increase to 1,339: authorities

FILE PHOTO: A man crosses an empty street in central Maastricht after Dutch schools, cafes, restaurants and sport clubs were told to close down as the Netherlands imposed tight restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Netherlands March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The number of deaths caused by an infection with the new coronavirus in the Netherlands has increased by 166 to 1,339, health authorities said on Thursday.

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the country increased by 8% to 14,697, the Dutch Institute for Public Health said.

Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Toby Chopra

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