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Hospital pressure down, testing pressure still high

18.01.2022 - 11:39
Mynd: Hjalti Þórarinsson / RÚV
Nearly 1,400 people tested positive in PCR testing in Iceland yesterday. Just under half were already in quarantine. Meanwhile, the number of covid patients in intensive care is at its lowest since early December.

According to the latest figures released by Landspítali national university hospital, there are three covid patients in intensive care today—all on ventilators. Two are not vaccinated.  

The overall number of covid patients in hospital is now 39, which is down by six since yesterday. 

There have been in the region of a thousand new cases recorded every day since early December—including over 1,500 on 30th December. Yesterday, there were 1,383 domestic infections, 48 percent of whom were in quarantine.  

Over 22,000 people in Iceland are now in quarantine or isolation—or roughly six percent of the nation. 

Nearly 50,000 infections have been recorded since the start of the pandemic in 2020—or roughly 13 percent of the nation. 

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