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Dutch coronavirus cases jump by highest number on record

FILE PHOTO: A group of people wear mandatory masks at the Red Light District, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amsterdam, Netherlands August 5, 2020. REUTERS/Eva Plevier

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The number of new coronavirus infections in the Netherlands increased by 1,542 on Wednesday, the biggest daily jump on record, data from health authorities showed.

The jump followed a record increase of 1,379 on the previous day and took the total number of confirmed infections in the Netherlands to 86,320.

Reporting by Bart Meijer; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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