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Four new COVID-19 cases yesterday, mostly young people

06.08.2020 - 13:38
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Four new domestic COVID-19 infections were diagnosed in Iceland yesterday and two further individuals are awaiting antibody test results after border testing. Nobody is in hospital with the coronavirus, after the patient admitted last week was allowed home.

97 people are in isolation and 746 are in quarantine. 

2,979 COVID-19 tests were taken yesterday, including 2,154 at border posts. On Tuesday, there were 1,131 border tests, 436 processed by Landspítali, and 179 by deCODE genetics. 

While the number of new cases diagnosed yesterday was the lowest in over a week, it did include one journalist at the DV newspaper and website. As a result, its entire editorial staff has been sent home to quarantine. 

One journalist who was on holiday earlier this week is able to work at the head office, while all others are in good health and able to work at home. DV plans to publish tomorrow on schedule. Its editor says her staff remain in good spirits. 

40 percent of all the people in isolation are aged under 30 and Icelandic authorities, as well as the World Health Organization, are calling on young people to pay better attention to contagion prevention. While young people are less likely to become severely ill, they can easily spread the virus to vulnerable groups.

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