Covid: two casualties and self-discharge

10.01.2022 - 15:22
Mynd: Landspítalinn / Landspítalinn
COVID-19 patients isolating without symptoms no longer need to wait for a phone call from the covid outpatients’ clinic before returning to daily life, as long as they fulfil certain criteria. In other virus news, two patients died on the same day this weekend.

At the end of seven days in isolation, COVID-19 patients without symptoms are now able to discharge themselves without waiting for a call or message from Landspítali. The change is due to pressure on the hospital. 

Isolation begins at ‘Day 0’ when an individual receives a positive PCR test result and the Ministry of Health emphasises that rapid testing at home or at a clinic cannot be used to mark the start of isolation. 

In other news, two men in their eighties died as a result of COVID-19 at Landspítali national university hospital on Saturday. 

926 people tested positive in domestic testing yesterday, Sunday, and over 20,000 are in isolation or quarantine.  

37 are currently in hospital, including seven in intensive care—five of whom are not vaccinated. Four are on ventilators. 

Over 40,000 confirmed cases have now been recorded in Iceland since the pandemic began and the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people now stands at 3,752. 

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