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Iceland’s 12th COVID death, and 86 new cases

28.10.2020 - 12:55
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 Mynd: Ásvaldur Kristjánsson - Landspítalinn
An individual in their eighties has died due to COVID-19 in Iceland during the past 24 hours. It is the country’s 12 death so far, and the second during the current third wave of infection.

The infection rate among the over-80s in Iceland has rocketed in the past week—most likely in direct relation to the outbreak centred on Landakot, the Landspítali national university hospital elderly care centre, and spread onward by patient transfers to other facilities.

86 new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Iceland yesterday, which is a higher number than doctors would like to be seeing at this stage—though only 24 of them were not already in quarantine. 

There are now 58 people in hospital with the coronavirus, including one in intensive care. 

2,286 samples were processed in domestic testing yesterday, which is significantly more than in recent days. 

1,062 people are in isolation with the virus, 1,667 in standard quarantine, and 1,548 in ‘testing quarantine’. 

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