COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland
|COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland|
Map of the pandemic in Iceland, number of cases per 1000 inhabitants.
Map of the pandemic in Iceland, absolute number of cases.
|First outbreak||Wuhan, Hubei, China|
|Arrival date||28 February 2020|
(7 months, 2 weeks and 3 days)
Cases[change | change source]
As of 12 May 2020[update], the total number of cases registered is 1,802, of which 1,780 have recovered and 10 have died. With a total population of 366,130 (as of 31 March 2020). The infection rate is 1 case per 203 people, one of the highest in the world. This is because more tests having been carried out in Iceland than any other country.
On 8 April, as the cases surged over 1,600 and more recoveries than new infections were recorded for the second day in a row. The total number of patients hospitalized in the country since the outbreak is 112.
References[change | change source]
- "Tölulegar upplýsingar". Covid.is (in Icelandic). Landlæknir & ríkislögreglustjóri. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
- "COVID-19: One more fatality and two new cases". ruv.is. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
- "51 þúsund útlendingar búsettir á Íslandi" [51,000 foreigners living in Iceland]. Morgunblaðið. 2020-04-27. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
- "COVID-19: First results of the voluntary screening in Iceland". Nordic Life Science—the leading Nordic life science news service. 23 March 2020. Retrieved 30 March 2020.
- "Iceland Reaches COVID-19 Outbreak Peak". grapevine.is. 8 April 2020.
- Accumulated total hospitalizations at the National Hospital and Akureyri Hospital.