No New Active Case at Border

Vala Hafstað

Three arriving passengers tested positive for COVID-19 at Iceland’s border Tuesday, but none of those cases turned out to be active, according to Morgunblaðið. A total of 1,413 arriving passengers were tested – the highest number since testing at Keflavík International Airport and other ports of entry began June 15.

A total of 73 local samples were analyzed at Landspítali National University Hospital yesterday and 13 by deCode Genetics, none of which turned out positive.

Since Iceland began offering testing for COVID-19 at the border, 10,000 arriving passengers have been tested for the novel coronavirus. Among them, 13 tests have proven positive, but only two of those have been active, since the rest of the individuals have antibodies to the virus and, therefore, are not infective.

Since June 15, three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Iceland that were not part of testing at the border.

At present, there are nine active cases of the disease in Iceland, and 249 people are in quarantine.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Iceland stands at 1,827.

For more information on COVID-19, please go to, where information is updated daily at 1 pm. 




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