No new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Iceland today, the fifth day in a row. At Landspítali and deCode Genetics combined, there were 578 samples analyzed yesterday, bringing the total number of samples to 54,791, or 15 percent of the nation.
The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 1,801, and only one COVID-19 patient is hospitalized – not in intensive care. There are only 15 active cases of the disease in the country.
Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason worries that once bars and night clubs reopen, group infections could result, as has been the case in South Korea and Germany. Therefore, he stated at yesterday’s press conference, their reopening may have to wait a while.
Extra restrictions that had been imposed in the West Fjords were lifted yesterday, and that area is now under the same restrictions as the rest of the country, that is, a ban on public gatherings of more than 50 people.
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