FILE PHOTO: A man crosses an empty street in central Maastricht after Dutch schools, cafes, restaurants and sport clubs were told to close down as the Netherlands imposed tight restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Netherlands March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose to 11,750 on Monday from a day earlier, with 884 new cases and 93 new deaths, health authorities said.

The Netherlands’ National Institute for Health (RIVM) confirmed the numbers, an 8.1 percent increase in cases, on its official Twitter account. The total number of deaths increased to 864. The RIVM website was not accessible for details.

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Catherine Evans

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