From Iceland — COVID Roundup: Latest Numbers Holding Steady

COVID Roundup: Latest Numbers Holding Steady

Published January 17, 2022

Photo by
Vísir/Vilhelm

There were 1,080 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, plus an additional 114 at the border. On Friday, there were 1,143 domestic cases and 57 cases at the border, and on Saturday, 1,074 domestic cases and 59 at the border.

Become a member of the Grapevine’s YouTube channel for early access to our videos – click here for details.

770 are in border screening quarantine, with 12,044 in domestic quarantine and 9,664 in isolation. There are currently 46 people in hospital and seven in intensive care.

285,125 people aged 12 and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of January 14th, comprising 91% of this age group. 171,895 have also received booster shots.

Vaccinations for those aged 5 to 11, which began after the new year, have been off to an encouraging start, as some 29% of those in this age group have already received their first dose. Those with children in this age group are invited to observe the following vaccination schedule. At the same time, 74% of those aged 12 to 15 have had two vaccines. This is especially encouraging considering the Omicron variant’s spread amongst younger people.

Getting a booster shot is a very straightforward process, with no barcode required. More information on that can be found here. For your first and second vaccination, you can sign up here.

As always, be sure to abide the domestic restrictions and border regulations.

More information can be found at covid.is/data and, in Icelandic, below. Bear in mind that it may take some time for daily figures to be updated in languages other than Icelandic.

Support The Reykjavík Grapevine!
Buy subscriptions, t-shirts and more from our shop right here!

Show Me More!