Iceland’s COVID-19 Situation Is Unique

Vala Hafstað

Iceland is in a unique position compared to other countries in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases, mbl.is reports.

According to weekly figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), updated yesterday, the 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in Iceland stands at 10.92. The second lowest incidence is in Greece, or 77.86.

Just like last week, Iceland is the only country in Europe classified as green, as are parts of Norway and the Åland Islands. The Faroe Islands are not included in the statistics, since separate figures for them are not reported. The European country with the highest 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants is Portugal, with an incidence of 1,652.47.

The most recent figures for Iceland, updated this morning at 11 am on covid.is, show the 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants standing at 10.9. Only one new domestic case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Iceland yesterday, and the person diagnosed was already in quarantine.

This was only the third confirmed domestic case in eight days. Two active infections were confirmed at second border screening yesterday.

Thirteen persons are in the hospital at present with COVID-19. A total of 4,855 vaccinations have been completed in Iceland.

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