Iceland’s COVID-19 Incidence Remains Unique

Vala Hafstað

The COVID-19 situation in Iceland is unique with regard to the 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants, mbl.is reports. This figure stands at 5.77, according to the ECDC, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, which updates its figures every Thursday.

On covid.is, which was updated at 11 am, the incidence rate is now as low as 3.3. Cases confirmed at the border count for 3.0 of that figure, while the domestic 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 0.3.

According to the ECDC, the highest 14-day incidence among the Nordic countries is in Sweden, or 487.64. In Norway, that figure is 83.86, in Denmark 118.38, and in Finland 140.17.

The European countries with the highest 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants are Czechia, with 1,395.10, and Estonia, with 1,038.47.

The World Health Organization warned yesterday that the number of new cases of COVID-19 was on the rise again in Europe, after having dropped in recent weeks.

For further information regarding the situation in Europe, see here

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