One Person Dies of COVID-19 in Iceland

Vala Hafstað

Landspítali National University Hospital has reported one COVID-19-related death in the past 24 hours, according to mbl.is. The deceased was between 80 and 89 years old. This is the 12th COVID-19-related death in Iceland since the beginning of the pandemic.

A record number of COVID-19 patients are now in the hospital, or 58, one of them in intensive care.

According to covid.is, a total of 86 new domestic cases of the disease were confirmed in Iceland yesterday – the highest number since October 13. Roughly 70 percent of those diagnosed yesterday were already in quarantine.

In addition, 22 people tested positive for the virus at the border, 10 of whom still await the results of antibody tests. Only once before, October 18, have this many people tested positive at the border. The 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 248.9.

In recent days, unusually many elderly people in Iceland have become infected with COVID-19, since the disease has spread to the geriatrics department of Landspítali at Landakot, as well as to other health care institutions, where patients from Landakot had been transferred.

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