16 May 2023 | 16:30

Weekly update on the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2: 16 May 2023

In week 18 (17 - 23 May 2023), sewage surveillance showed that the national average viral load decreased very slightly (-5%) compared to the week before. In the first half of week 19 (8 – 10 May), the average viral load continued to decrease (-31%). In the Infection Radar survey last week, the percentage of participants who reported possible symptoms of COVID-19 stabilised compared to the week before that (from 2.6% to 2.4%). The percentage of Infection Radar participants who tested positive for COVID-19 remained the same (+0.3%). The number of new hospital admissions of patients with SARS-CoV-2 increased slightly (+14%) compared to the week before. The number of new ICU admissions of patients with SARS-CoV-2 remained low. There were 9 ICU admissions last week, and 9 in the week before. Due to a technical malfunction on Tuesday 2 May, the hospital admission figures from Monday last week and two weeks ago were compared, rather than from Tuesday as usual. As a result, the figures may not reflect the total number of admissions for last week.

Read more on the page: Weekly coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 figures

9 May 2023 | 16:00 

Vaccination figures for autumn round of COVID-19 repeat vaccination

From 19 September 2022 to 7 May 2023, more than 4.2 million repeat vaccinations against COVID-19 were administered. Vaccination coverage for the repeat vaccination among people over 60 has now reached 61.0%.

Read more in the weekly update on COVID-19 vaccination figures.