COVID-19 pandemic in Iceland

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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.
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseReykjavík
Arrival date28 February 2020
(3 years, 6 months and 3 weeks)
Confirmed cases1,802[1]
Active cases12
Government website

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Iceland in February 2020.

Cases[change | change source]

As of 12 May 2020, the total number of cases registered is 1,802, of which 1,780 have recovered and 10 have died.[1][2] With a total population of 366,130 (as of 31 March 2020[3]). The infection rate was 1 case per 203 people, one of the highest in the world. This is because more tests had been carried out in Iceland than any other country.[4]

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.[5] The total number of patients hospitalized in the country since the outbreak was 112.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tölulegar upplýsingar". (in Icelandic). Landlæknir & ríkislögreglustjóri. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "COVID-19: One more fatality and two new cases". 20 April 2020. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  3. "51 þúsund útlendingar búsettir á Íslandi" [51,000 foreigners living in Iceland]. Morgunblaðið. 2020-04-27. Retrieved 2020-04-28.
  4. "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.
  5. "Iceland Reaches COVID-19 Outbreak Peak". 8 April 2020.
  6. Accumulated total hospitalizations at the National Hospital and Akureyri Hospital Archived 2020-05-16 at the Wayback Machine.