The previous week’s incidence data with Covid-19 continued to show an increase in the proportion of positive tests, Disease Prevention and Control Center (SPKC) said in a statement December 21.
The proportion of positive tests is currently 9.1%, compared with 7.8% a week previously.
The number of all tests has also increased in the past week – an average of 8 256 tests per day, 3% more than the previous week.
The number of patients treated at hospitals increased by 15.8%, which is an average of 108 patients per day.
The analysis of age groups shows a slight decrease in the age group below 14 years, while nearly half of all newly identified cases of COVID-19 are in the age group 50 and older.
The SPKC recalled that, until 3 January, residents may do a state-paid COVID-19 test without a doctor’s referral if there are respiratory disease symptoms.