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Record Number of COVID-19 Hospitalizations

By Catharine Fulton

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Iceland hit a new pandemic milestone, with 75 patients with COVID-19 currently being treated at the National University Hospital in Reykjavík — a pandemic record, surpassing the November 2020 high of 66 people with COVID-19 in hospital.

Five patients are currently in intensive care, and one of them is on a ventilator.

As reported Monday, there are currently patients with COVID-19 in 15 separate wards of the National University Hospital in Reykjavík. The average age of those admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 is 67.

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Two men in their 70s died in the intensive care unit Monday, reports. Their deaths follow that of a woman in her 50s, who passed away from COVID-19 complications Sunday. The total number of COVID-19 casualties in Iceland now stands at 73.

A total of 3,316 new coronavirus infections were diagnosed in Iceland on Monday, according to The majority of diagnoses (3,188) were made via rapid tests, with 44% of the 7,497 total swabs taken coming back positive.


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