From Iceland — COVID Roundup: Five New Domestic Cases, One Death From Coronavirus

COVID Roundup: Five New Domestic Cases, One Death From Coronavirus

Published May 26, 2021

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Five new domestic case of the coronavirus was detected yesterday, according to the latest data from Two of these people were outside of quarantine at diagnosis.

Sadly, RÚV reported late last night that one person passed away from complications arising from the coronavirus, on May 22nd. This marks the 30th death to COVID-19 in Iceland since the start of the pandemic, with the last recorded coronavirus death in Iceland occurring in December 2020.

One person is currently hospitalised with the virus. 101 people are currently in quarantine, with another 38 in isolation. The 14-day incidence of infection per 100,000 people is now 7.6, up from 7.1 yesterday, while incidence at border screening is now at 2.7, down from 3.0 yesterday.

80,611 people have so far been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of May 25th. Note that “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have passed since receiving both vaccinations. 83,662 vaccinations are underway. 164,273 people have received at least the first dose, while 231,640 have received both shots.

The schedule of which demographics are getting the vaccine and when can be found here.

More statistics and information can be found at or below.

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