Coronavirus: Cases in Netherlands rise by 17pct to 5,560

People leave the Elisabeth-TweeSteden Hospital in Tilburg following a case of coronavirus confirmed in the Netherlands. (Reuters)

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 811 on Tuesday, a 17 percent increase from a day earlier, to a total of 5,560, health authorities said.

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There were 63 new deaths, the largest increase yet, bringing the country's total to 276, the National Institute for Health said in a daily update.

The institute said it expected measures undertaken in the Netherlands this month, such as closing restaurants, and schools and a ban on public gatherings, would only begin to show up in the case numbers “at the end of this week or beginning of next week.”

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