Dutch coronavirus cases jump nearly 9,000 in 24 hours

A new rapid COVID-19 test in the Netherlands invites people to scream inside a cabin

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - New coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by nearly 9,000 in 24 hours, the fastest pace since early January, data released on Friday showed.

The figures published by the National Institute for Health (RIVM) indicate a rising trend of third wave infections in the Netherlands.

(Reporting by Bart Meijer and Toby Sterling; Editing by Gareth Jones)