Between September and June, 9 percent more deaths than expected
Between mid-September 2020 and the end of June 2021, nearly eleven thousand more people died than expected during this period. The excess mortality thus amounted to 9 percent, according to figures from the Netherlands on Friday Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).
The agency attributes the higher mortality in this period “entirely” to Covid-19. Between September and the end of March, 18,000 people died from the effects of the corona virus and 9,200 people died more than expected. The fact that the number of corona deaths is higher in this period is due to the absence of the flu epidemic in the winter, according to CBS.
The excess mortality of 14 percent (4,900 people) was particularly high among 65 to 80-year-olds. The Netherlands has more old women than old men. Nevertheless, 6,900 more men than expected (12 percent more) died between September and June, compared to 3,900 women (6 percent more than expected).
Half of companies in the first round of TVL recorded less loss of turnover than expected
More than half of the companies that applied for the fixed expenses allowance (TVL-1) for the months June to September, ultimately lost less turnover than expected. As a result, at least 16 percent of applicants must repay the advance they received in full. A lower reimbursement was determined for approximately 34 percent. That appears from Friday published figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), collected at the request of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Turnover was particularly higher than expected at catering companies, hairdressers and beauty salons. Companies had to have at least 30 percent loss of turnover to be eligible for the scheme. About 30 percent of the restaurants and 27 percent of the hotels that applied for the TVL-1 do not meet this threshold and are ultimately not entitled to the aid. The TVL-1 was requested by approximately 32,000 companies and cost the government 549 million euros.
The TVL was awarded to entrepreneurs by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) on the basis of their expected loss of turnover and subsequently determined by the RVO on the basis of the actual business turnover achieved in the period concerned. Companies whose application for the TVL-1 was approved received 80 percent of the established amount as an advance.
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In this blog keeps NRC the latest news about the corona crisis at home and abroad. These were the most important developments of Thursday 8 July:
- The number of corona patients in Dutch hospitals decreased slightly from Wednesday to Thursday: Thursday were 196 corona patients in hospital, ten less than a day earlier. The number of positive corona tests was at its highest point since mid-May. 5,475 positive corona tests were reported to RIVM between Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
- Due to the rising number of positive tests the cabinet is considering closing the nightclubs and also cancel events. The Hague sources reported this on Thursday NRC. A final decision will be made on Friday, after the OMT has issued an urgent advice about the current corona situation.
- People who have been fully vaccinated and who received their last shot more than two weeks ago do not need no longer in quarantine if they have been around someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus.
- According to outgoing Minister of Health Hugo de Jonge (CDA), the Netherlands will soon be able to test because of the rapid increase in the daily number of positive corona tests. turn red on the European health card. This would make travel more difficult, because travelers from the Netherlands abroad may first have to quarantine.
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