For the fourth week in a row, public health officials can confirm that novel coronavirus infections are going down.
Between 17 and 23 May, 495 people tested positiv for Covid-19, a decrease of 35% in comparison to the previous week. At the same time, the number of conducted PCR tests went up from 49,715 to 72,118, while 209 people alerted officials to their positive rapid tests.
When it comes to active infections, the rate also went down from 1,727 on 16 May to 1,283 on 23 May. The average age of people testing positive remained stable at 31.1 years, while the average age of fatal cases is 78. Last week, three people died after contracting Covid-19.
The number of hospitalised patients has gone down from 43 to 28 over the last seven days. Similarly, the number of people in intensive care decrease from 29 to 19. The average age of hospitalised patients is 58.
The reproduction rate went down from 0.85 to 0.81, while the seven-day-incidence rate decreased to 78 new infections per 100,000 people.
Last week, a total of 1,662 people entered isolation (-18.9%) and 1,898 people had to quarantine (-29.7%). Most people caught the virus from family members (40.5%), followed by recreational activities (6.7%), schools (5.6%), and work (3.5%).
When it comes to vaccinations, 34,967 doses were administered last week. 21,430 people received their first jab, while 13,537 received the second one. As of 25 May, a total of 324,903 doses were administered, with 112,791 people being fully vaccinated.
In terms of coronavirus variants, the British mutation remains most prevalent at 79%, followed by the South African one at 5.7%, the Indian one at 3.9%, and finally the Brazilian one at 3.7%.