There are no COVID-19 patients in intensive care at Iceland’s National University Hospital, for the first time since October of last year. There are currently 31 patients with COVID-19 at the hospital, according to a notice from the institution. Their number reached a pandemic record on March 8, but has been gradually decreasing since mid-March.
The hospital reported one death of a patient with COVID-19 yesterday, in her 60s. The current average age of inpatients with COVID-19 is 73 years. While conditions at the hospital have improved, the hospital remains in “emergency phase” due to strain.
Since June 30, 2021, 81 patients with COVID-19 have been treated in intensive care, and 45 of them required a ventilator for at least some of that time. As of April 1, 101 people had died in Iceland due to COVID-19, since the beginning of the pandemic.