Seven new Covid cases
Seven positive Covid tests were registered yesterday, reports corona.fo.
Two tested positive on arrival from abroad, and two tested positive in follow-up tests, one and four days, respectively, after arrival. The other three were infected domestically and are all linked to known chains of infection.
The daily numbers of positive tests over the past week have been as follows: 14, 8, 20, 23, 12, 11 and 7.
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One person is receiving hospital treatment for Covid-19, and 677 people are currently listed as being in quarantine.
According to the latest vaccination figures on corona.fo, updated today, 32,954 people (61.8 percent of the population) have received the first shot of the vaccine, while 24,906 (46.7 percent) have received the second shot.
Register for vaccines
Plenty of vaccine doses are available to everyone aged 16 and over.
Click here to book your vaccination appointment. Those requiring assistance with filling in the forms can call 304545 on weekdays between 2pm and 4pm. Questions can also be directed to the Corona hotline (304040), open Mondays-Thursdays 10am-3pm.
Update on hospital visits
Having noted some hesitation regarding hospital visits during the current Covid wave, the Hospital Service yesterday wrote the following on its website:
“Fully vaccinated people are welcome to visit patients at the country’s three hospitals. However, vaccinated people returning from abroad are required to wait for the test results taken on the day of arrival before visiting a hospital.”
Visitors are advised to follow the Covid-19 guidelines regarding distancing and hygiene during hospital visits.
For further information about Covid-19 in the Faroes, visit corona.fo.
Read the Faroese version of this article here.
Translated by prosa.fo.