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Six people have tested positive for the monkeypox virus in the past week. That is the lowest number since the virus appeared in the Netherlands. The number of new cases at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has fallen for the ninth week in a row.
A total of 1,215 people in the Netherlands have now tested positive for the virus. A week ago the counter stood at 1209, and a week earlier at 1195.
Most people who tested positive are men who have sex with men (MSM). Part of that group has therefore been able to get preventive vaccinations against the corona virus for a while. About 32,000 people have been invited. They get two shots. So far 19,034 shots have been taken. That is 2052 more than last week. RIVM does not yet know how many people have accepted the vaccination invitation.
More than 24,000 positive tests have now been registered across Europe. Spain leads the list with more than 7,000 confirmed infections. This is followed by France (almost 3900), Germany (almost 3600), Great Britain (more than 3500) and the Netherlands. Five people in Europe have died from the infection.