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Another new covid record

25.01.2022 - 11:57
Mynd: Sölvi Andrason / Rúv
1,558 people received positive PCR test results within Iceland yesterday, which is five more than the previous record set on 30th December. A further 55 tested positive at the border. Iceland recorded its 45th covid casualty yesterday.

One-in-five domestic tests came back positive yesterday. 5,259 people went for testing because of symptoms and 2,686 to end quarantine. 52 percent of positive cases yesterday were already in quarantine. Roughly one-in-nine people tested at the border received positive results. 

The current 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 people in Iceland is 4,778 and the rate at the border is 327. 

Yesterday’s figures are preliminary, but considered accurate. December’s data has been confirmed. 

A man in his 70s who had covid died yesterday at Landspítali national university hospital. He was the 45th person to die with the virus during the pandemic to date, and the 12th since the start of the current wave of infection. 

There are currently 37 inpatients with COVID-19 at Landspítali, including three on ventilators in intensive care. Two patients were admitted to hospital in Akureyri yesterday with the virus. 

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