From Iceland — COVID Roundup: 115 New Cases Yesterday, Monday's Total Updated

COVID Roundup: 115 New Cases Yesterday, Monday’s Total Updated

Published July 28, 2021

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115 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected on yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. Furthermore, Monday’s numbers have been updated: while covid.is gave 82, a later press conference updated this to 96, with the caveat that a very high volume of samples was being tested. At the end of the day, Monday’s final count came out to 123 domestic cases, a single-day record.

Thousands have reported for coronavirus screening in recent days, marking a sharp upswing from the normal daily volume.

Of those diagnosed yesterday, 89 of them were fully vaccinated. While vaccinations do not 100% prevent infection or transmission of the coronavirus, they do drastically reduce the severity of infection and chance of transmission. 89 people were also outside quarantine at diagnosis.

Eight people are currently hospitalised with the virus, with one in intensive care. 2,243 people are currently in quarantine, with another 852 in isolation. The 14-day incidence of infection per 100,000 people is now 217.3, while incidence at border screening is now at 13.6.

Bear in mind that there are new domestic restrictions and border restrictions now in effect.

253,666 people have so far been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of July 23rd. Note that “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have passed since receiving both vaccinations. 14,164 vaccinations are underway, while 267,830 people have received at least the first dose.

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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