In week 52 of 2020 (21 to 27 December inclusive), there were 3.8 thousand deaths. The number of deaths rose further among people receiving long-term care. In this group, almost 40 percent more deaths were recorded than the expected number for this period. Mortality among the rest of the population is almost normal for this time of year. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on the provisional weekly figures on mortality.
Weekly mortality has been higher than expected since week 39. During the second epidemic wave (weeks 39 to 52 inclusive), altogether 6.7 thousand more deaths were recorded than would normally be expected in this period.
45 percent of young people see pollution as a problem
The majority of 18 to 24-year-olds believe that things are heading in the right direction in the Netherlands. They do not consider social issues such as crime, a multicultural society, population density and mentality in the Netherlands to be a major problem. Environmental pollution, on the other hand, is relatively often seen as a major problem. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this on the basis of the 2019 Annual Report of the National Youth Monitor.
Of the Dutch population who have shopped online over the course of 2019, half have reported complaints. In 2015, 40 percent said they experienced problems related to online purchases. Late delivery is the most frequently quoted complaint. This is according to recent figures taken from the survey on ICT usage by households and individuals in 2019, conducted by Statistics Netherlands (CBS). This annual survey was carried out in 2019 among 5.6 thousand people aged 12 years and over.