The deaths from COVID-19 in the Netherlands are continuing to decline as country reported 48 new deaths on Tuesday.

The death toll from coronavirus has stood at 4,566 in the country, the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RVIM) said, asserting that the measures taken to contain the the spread of infection “are working”.

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 38,416 with 171 new additions.

There are currently 10,609 patients under treatment at hospitals across the country after 88 fresh admissions.

“The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working,” the RVIM said in its latest update.

“The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths.”

After first appearing in China last December, the COVID-19 virus has spread to at least 185 countries and regions.

Data compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University shows worldwide infections surpassing 3.06 million with more than 212,000 deaths. Over 906,000 have recovered.

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