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Coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rise by more than 10,300 in 24 hours-data

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/File Photo

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus infections in the Netherlands jumped by more than 10,300 in 24 hours, hitting a new record, data released by the National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) on Monday showed.

The RIVM said the number of confirmed new cases of COVID-19 reached a new high of 10,343, while the total number of infections in the country passed 300,000 during the pandemic.

Reporting by Anthony Deutsch and Toby Sterling; Editing by Toby Chopra