Iceland Dark Red on ECDC Map for the First Time

The map published yesterday.

The map published yesterday. Map/ECDC

Vala Hafstað

For the first time ever, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has classified Iceland as dark red on its map for travel recommendations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mbl.is reports.

Dark red represents the highest risk level, indicating a 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 500 or more. In addition, the classification takes into account the testing rate and test positivity in each country.

The map is updated every Thursday, and prior to yesterday, Iceland was classified as red, which is the second highest risk level.

At present, the 14-day incidence rate in Iceland stands at 594.8 (domestic and border cases combined). Twenty-five people are in the hospital, five of them in intensive care.

A total of 192 new domestic cases were confirmed in Iceland yesterday. For the latest updates, go to covid.is

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