Iceland’s rising infection rate now exceeds the UK’s quarantine threshold figure, according to new data – while figures in mainland Greece, Denmark and other ‘travel corridor’ destinations continue to climb.
In today’s figures, Iceland reported 40.3 cases per 100,000 population, far surpassing the UK’s red zone of 20 cases per 100,000 – beyond which, quarantine restrictions are usually triggered. Mainland Greece, which is currently on the safe list in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, reported 18.1 cases.
According to data gathered by the PC Agency, Italy and Sweden – which also have travel corridor status – recorded 17 and 16.4 cases respectively last week. Meanwhile, cases in Denmark – which remains on the UK’s safe list despite breaking the threshold a fortnight ago – have soared to 45.3.
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