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Virus set new records yesterday

05.11.2021 - 10:31
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 Mynd: RÚV - Ljósmynd
167 people tested positive for COVID-19 within Iceland yesterday, which is the highest number ever. 122 of the individuals were not in quarantine at the time of testing positive, which is also a new record high number. The coronavirus was first registered in Iceland on 28th February 2020.

16 people are currently in hospital due to the virus, including five in intensive care. The average age of patients is 57. A baby admitted to hospital earlier this week has been allowed home.

The COVID-19 outpatients' ward at Landspítali national university hospital has 1,088 registered patients, including 243 children. The ward registered 137 more adults yesterday and 22 children.

There is a large group outbreak underway in Akranes. 134 people are in isolation with active infection and 369 are in quarantine across West Iceland. In North Iceland, there are 91 in isolation and 133 in quarantine. In South Iceland both numbers are 86. In the capital region, there are 688 in isolation and 1,077 in quarantine.

The most affected age group for infection is currently 18-29 (264 people). There are 234 infected children.

The 14-day infection rate per 100,000 people continues to rise and is now 345. The highest rate to date was 433.6, on 11th August this year.

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