Seven COVID-19 cases yesterday

04.06.2021 - 12:03
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Seven coronavirus infections were recorded in Iceland yesterday, all outside of quarantine.

According to the civil protection agency's Hjördís Guðmundsdóttir, the seven people all live in the capital region. A further five people are awaiting antibody results after positives in border testing.

Hjördís says the new COVID-19 patients all live in the capital and have not travelled far. She says contact tracing is going well.

Seven is the highest number of daily cases in Iceland since 12th May, and the last time there were more than seven was on 28th April.

There are now 47 people in isolation with active infection, and 199 in quarantine. The 14-day infection rate per 100,000 people has jumped from 8.7 yesterdat to 10.6 today. The infection rate at the border remains unchanged at 2.7.

Two are in hospital with COVID-19.

101,000 people are fully vaccinated.

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