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The number of coronavirus cases in the Netherlands has crossed 20,000, while the death toll is nearly 2,300, authorities announced on Wednesday.

A total of 969 new cases were confirmed in the country, raising the total to 20,549, according to the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment.

Of the total, 7,735 patients are under treatment at hospitals, with 308 more admissions reported on Wednesday.

The COVID-19 death toll moved to 2,248 after 147 more patients lost their lives.

The institute, however, clarified that “not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours.”

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