Second-highest number of infections

23.11.2021 - 12:18
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204 people tested positive in coronavirus testing yesterday: 194 domestically and ten in border testing. Around 52 percent were already in quarantine. It was the second-highest daily figure seen during the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

104 of the new domestic covid patients are vaccinated and 89 not vaccinated. Around 5,500 tests were processed yesterday; the highest number since 27th July. The rate of positive outcomes was around the same as in recent days. 

24 people are currently in hospital as a result of covid infection, including three on ventilators in intensive care. Two of the patients are in hospital in Akureyri and 22 in Reykjavík—nine vaccinated and 13 not vaccinated. 27 hospital staff are in isolation with active infection and 133 are in quarantine. The hospital’s COVID-19 outpatients’ clinic currently has 1,687 registered patients, including 519 children. 

Overall, Iceland currently has 1,735 people in isolation with active infection, and a further 2,089 in quarantine. The 14-day infection rate per 100,000 people is 584.7—the highest it has ever been. 

Since 1st July this year, the accumulated number of infections per 1,000 people by age is highest by far among those aged 6-12 years, at 52.1 infections per thousand people. That age group is followed by people aged 18-29, on 36.8 per thousand. The third highest infection rate has been among 30-39-year-olds. 


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