The Netherlands' increased death toll in 2020 was the worst observed in the country since World War II, according to the government’s statistics body.
“In 2020, up to and including week 51, around 162,000 people have died, 13,000 more than expected,” Statistics Netherlands said in a statement. “Such an increase in the number of deceased has not been observed since the Second World War.”
As of Monday, 11,042 people in the Netherlands have died of Covid-19 and 770,400 have been infected, according to the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.
The Dutch government recently announced new rules requiring nearly all new arrivals to the Netherlands to have a negative PCR test in order to enter the country.