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No New Community-Transmitted Infections This Weekend

By Larissa Kyzer

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Photo: Nurses oversee the COVID-19 screening at Iceland’s borders..

There were no new cases of community-transmitted COVID-19 infections in Iceland on Friday or Saturday, RÚV reports, and significantly fewer people are currently in quarantine due to the virus.

Three people tested positive for COVID-19 at the border on Saturday, at least one of which was an old, inactive infection.

Two hundred and seventy-four people were in quarantine on Saturday. This is a significant drop from the 441 people who had been in quarantine only the day before. Such precautions were taken after a soccer player who returned from the US in mid-June tested positive for the virus days after arriving home, even though her initial border screening came back negative.

A total of 1,794 people were tested for COVID-19 at the Icelandic border on Saturday, the largest number of border tests to have been given in a single day thus far.


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