From Iceland — COVID Roundup: 5 Domestic Cases Over Weekend, Infections Caught At Border

COVID Roundup: 5 Domestic Cases Over Weekend, Infections Caught At Border

Published June 29, 2021

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Five new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected over the weekend, according to the latest data from covid.is. All of them were outside quarantine at diagnosis.

Furthermore, RÚV reports that 11 tourists were diagnosed with the coronavirus on entry to the country in recent days—four of them already fully vaccinated.

Despite this, chief epidemiologist is not especially worried, telling reporters that recent research indicates that the vaccinated have little chance of transmitting the virus to others. He adds that it is at this point unlikely that Iceland will tighten restrictions again, but encourages people to get tested if they show any symptoms of COVID-19.

In other news, one person is currently hospitalised with the virus. 111 people are currently in quarantine, with another 23 in isolation. The 14-day incidence of infection per 100,000 people is now 1.9, up from 1.6 last week, while incidence at border screening is now at 5.2, up from 3.8 last week.

181,635 people have so far been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of June 29th. Note that “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have passed since receiving both vaccinations. 77,348 vaccinations are underway, while 258,983 people have received at least the first dose.

Bear in mind that there may be some overlap between those fully vaccinated and those who have received at least one dose, as Iceland does employ the single-dose Janssen vaccine, amongst others.

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

More statistics and information can be found at covid.is or below.

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