Dutch coronavirus cases up more than 7,500 in 24 hours, new record

FILE PHOTO: Dutch health workers leave with a patient at Bernhoven hospital, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Uden, Netherlands, March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands hit a new record in daily coronavirus cases, passing more than 7,500 infections in 24 hours, data released on Thursday showed.

The number of confirmed cases reached 7,791, the National Institute for Public Health data showed.

The Netherlands went into what the government has called a “partial lockdown” on Thursday in an attempt to slow infections in one of the worst hit countries in Europe’s second COVID-19 wave.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch; Editing by Alison Williams