Two New COVID-19 Cases in Iceland

Vala Hafstað

Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Iceland yesterday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,801. This was the result of 252 samples analyzed at the Department of Microbiology at Landspítali National University Hospital and 368 samples at deCode Genetics.

Prior to the two confirmed cases, Iceland had seen three days in a row without any new confirmed cases. In addition, April 23, 26, 29 and May 1, no new cases were confirmed. The number of active cases keeps declining and now stands at 36 – the lowest number since March 4.

Three COVID-19 patients remain hospitalized, none of them in intensive care.

During the past ten days, a total of six new cases have been confirmed. None of the six people were in quarantine when tested. At present, 729 people are in quarantine, whereas 19,430 have completed quarantine.

A total of 52,283 Icelanders have been tested for the novel coronavirus, or more than 14 percent of the nation.

You can view the latest COVID-19 figures on covid.is

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