From Iceland — COVID Roundup: Daily Cases Dip To Triple Digits, Today's Data

COVID Roundup: Daily Cases Dip To Triple Digits, Today’s Data

Published January 31, 2022

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Saturday marked the first time in three weeks that daily coronavirus fell below 1,000 people.

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890 people tested positive for the virus on that day, with an additional 44 at the border. While there tend to be fewer samples taken on weekends than on week days, the last time daily numbers were in triple digits was on January 9th, when 934 tested positive. There have been over a thousand cases each day since then.

Where daily numbers are concerned, there were 816 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, 35% of whom were in quarantine at diagnosis. There were an additional 116 reported cases at the border.

169 are in border screening quarantine, with 6,377 in quarantine and 10,577 in isolation. There are currently 32 people in hospital with the coronavirus and three in intensive care.

286,246 people aged five and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of January 31st, comprising 81% of this age group, or 78% of the total population. 193,508 have also received booster shots.

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 and, in Icelandic, below. Bear in mind that it may take some time for daily figures to be updated in languages other than Icelandic.

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