COVID-19 in Iceland: No COVID Patients In ICU As Fourth Wave Continues To Subside Skip to content

COVID-19 in Iceland: No COVID Patients In ICU As Fourth Wave Continues To Subside

By Gréta Sigríður Einarsdóttir

Emergency room
Photo: Golli. Staff in emergency attend to a patient.

As the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections continues to subside, yesterday was the first time since late July there were no COVID-19 patients in the ICU. 10 people are hospitalised and 829 are currently in isolation due to a COVID-19 infection.

Read more: What’s the Status of COVID-19 in Iceland

Today, 10 people are hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Iceland, three of which are unvaccinated. Their average age is 65. No patient is in the ICU. 95 patients have been hospitalised during the fourth wave of the pandemic, a third of whom were unvaccinated. 16 have ended up in the ICU since the fourth wave began. Three have died with COVID-19 in the fourth wave, at least two of which were tourists visiting Iceland, one vaccinated in his seventies and the other unvaccinated in his sixties. At the moment, there are 829 patients, including 245 children in the hospital’s outpatient centre. One is marked as red, meaning there’s acute danger of them needing hospitalisation and 20 are marked yellow, meaning they require additional surveillance. The National University Hospital is operating according to a state of danger, the second of the three emergency stages of the hospital. The definition of a state of danger for the hospital is: An event calls for the hospital to operate according to emergency procedures. The number of patients makes for increased strain on various wards.

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