83 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed domestically yesterday, Vísir has reported. 49 were quarantine at the time of diagnosis but 34 were not. 3 infections were diagnosed at the border. 64 of the 83 were diagnosed following symptom samples, meaning that they were tested because they had been experiencing symptoms of the virus, whilst 19 were diagnosed during quarantine and random screening.
This marks an increase in daily cases from Sunday, when 50 were diagnosed. This is likely related to the fact that fewer samples are tested on the weekends. However, it is not as high as Monday last week, when 99 were diagnosed–the greatest number in a single day since the 24th of March.
Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason emphasised that we may not see results of the stricter measures imposed at the start of last week until the end of this week. Due to the virus’s incubation period, it takes some time for the changes to become visible in the new figures.
A total of 22 people are now in hospital in Landspítali, one fewer than yesterday. 3 are in intensive care.
More information from covid.is follows.
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