Nine new Covid cases

16.07.2021 - 15:36
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Nine new Covid cases
There are currently 133 active Covid-19 cases in the country
 

Nine positive Covid tests were registered yesterday, reports corona.fo.

Two tested positive on arrival from abroad and one in follow-up test five days after arrival. Six were infected domestically. Five of these are linked to known chains of infection, while one person’s infection source has yet to be determined.

The daily numbers of positive tests over the past week have been as follows: 20, 23, 12, 11, 7, 7 and 9.

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No-one is receiving hospital treatment for Covid-19, and 774 people are currently listed as being in quarantine.

According to the latest vaccination figures on corona.fo, updated today, 33,373 people (62.5 percent of the population) have received the first shot of the vaccine, while 25,470 (47.7 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 recently announced 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.

Translated by prosa.fo

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