More than 15,000 people contracted Covid-19 last week, according to the government's latest weekly report.

About 30,000 people were thus forced to quarantine in the week of 17-23 January, while 15,000 were in self-isolation.

38 out of 58 hospital patients in normal care were vaccinated, with ten out of 14 people in intensive care unvaccinated.

A total of seven people died after contracting coronavirus last week. Their average age was 75.

Water treatment plants are still displaying elevated levels of virus residue. The rate currently exceeds the one registered in October 2020, which was the highest since the beginning of the pandemic.

Most new infections occurred in the under-14 age group with a seven-day incidence rate of 5,300 per 100,000 children. The lowest rate was recorded in the 60 to 74 age group with close to 700 cases.

In 68 school classes, more than five infections occurred over the course of last week. In those cases, children that are neither vaccinated nor recovered have to quarantine.

The country's vaccination rate is currently at 76%. The number of people eligible to get vaccinated has increased since the Covid vaccines were approved for children aged five and older.