By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Iceland health authorities reported ten additional COVID-19 cases Wednesday. The total number of confirmed infections is now 26.


Those who are diagnosed yesterday are in good health but still exhibit symptoms (cough, fever, bone pain). All of these individuals, including the 10 who were diagnosed with the virus Wednesday, were traveling in Northern Italy or Austria, and had therefore been advised to be quarantined.

The Icelandic government has taken targeted precautions to prevent the widespread spread of the COVID-19 virus. No infections have been identified that can be traced to domestic pathways.

There are now about 380 people in quarantine in Iceland. Efforts are being made to increase the capacity in the diagnosis of infectious diseases at the Department of Bacteria and Virology at Landspitali.

In the light of numerous inquiries, the National Defense Police Department reiterates that a ban on assembly has not been declared by the authorities in this country.