The National University Hospital of Iceland reported the country’s 12th death due to COVID-19 today. The patient is the second to die of the illness caused by SARS-CoV-2 since the country’s third wave began in mid-September. The hospital expressed its condolences to the loved ones of the deceased.
Iceland reported 86 new domestic cases of COVID-19 yesterday. The number of cases diagnosed outside of quarantine does not appear to be dropping. Around 120 of Iceland’s 1,062 active cases are traced to a group outbreak at the National Hospital’s Landakot location.
Due to these and other factors, Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason has stated that he will be submitting recommendations for updated restrictions to the Health Minister shortly.
Iceland Review will live-tweet authorities’ COVID-19 briefing tomorrow at 11.00am UTC at the link below.