One New Case of COVID-19 in Iceland

Vala Hafstað

One new COVID-19 case was confirmed in Iceland yesterday – the first one in a week. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Iceland to 1,803 and the number of active cases to four. None of the four people is hospitalized.

A total of 441 tests were analyzed yesterday – by deCode Genetics and the Department of Microbiology at Landspítali National University Hospital - bringing the total number of tests to 57,628, which is the equivalent of 15.7 percent of the nation.

The person diagnosed yesterday was not in quarantine when tested.

Only five new cases of the pandemic have been confirmed in Iceland in May. Still, hundreds of tests have been analyzed most days of the month.

Life is gradually getting back to normal in Iceland. Swimming pools reopened on Monday this week, and Monday, May 25, fitness centers, bars and night clubs will open again after having been closed since March 24. So will the Nauthólsvík geothermal beach in Reykjavík.

Despite the easing of restrictions, people are asked to continue respecting the two-meter social distancing rule.

For the latest statistics on COVID-19, see covid.is.

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