The first case of COVID-19 in the Netherlands was confirmed on 27 February 2020. Cases grew rapidly through March, and in mid March the Dutch government imposed various physical distancing measures, including the closure of schools. On 23 March, with over 4,700 confirmed cases, the government asked people to stay at home except for essential tasks. The government has provided a range of loans to businesses and payments to compensate for the cost of public health measures. Restrictions may be eased in late April.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases


  • Cases per 100,000 people


  • Deaths


  • Recovered cases


  • Days since first case


  • Days since 100 cases


  • Days since highest daily increase


These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

Netherlands Government COVID-19 policies

Last updated 13 May 2020


Business support

Industry interventions



Testing and tracing

Healthcare workers

Health services

Medical products and medicines

Movement of people

Citizens abroad

Physical distancing

Border measures

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