From Iceland — COVID Roundup: 116 New Domestic Cases, CDC Issues High Risk Ranking For Iceland

COVID Roundup: 116 New Domestic Cases, CDC Issues High Risk Ranking For Iceland

Published August 4, 2021

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116 new domestic cases of the coronavirus were detected yesterday, according to the latest data from covid.is. 74 were outside quarantine at the time of diagnosis.

Of those diagnosed yesterday, 43 of them were unvaccinated. While vaccinations do not 100% prevent infection or transmission of the coronavirus, they do drastically reduce the severity of infection and chance of transmission.

The general public is advised to install the Rakning C-19 app if they have not done so already, and to update it if they already have. In addition, people are encouraged to continue to practice social distancing, masking up, frequent use of hand sanitiser, to avoid coming in contact with the immunocompromised, and to get themselves tested if they sense any symptoms of the virus.

In related news, the US Center for Disease Control has now ranked Iceland on Level 3, for High Risk, the second-highest risk level for travelers. Their page gives recommendations and guidelines for traveling to Iceland.

16 people are currently hospitalised with the virus. 1,941 people are currently in quarantine, with another 1,329 in isolation. The 14-day incidence of infection per 100,000 people is now 394.6, while incidence at border screening is now at 4.4.

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

254,443 people have so far been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of July 30th. Note that “fully vaccinated” means at least two weeks have passed since receiving both vaccinations. 14,652 vaccinations are underway, while 269,095 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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