COVID Roundup: Numbers Back Up To Quadruple Digits, Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Support Vaccinating Children

COVID Roundup: Numbers Back Up To Quadruple Digits, Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority Support Vaccinating Children

Published February 1, 2022

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John Pearson

A new poll conducted by Maskína shows that the vast majority of Icelanders support the recent health measure to vaccinate children aged 5 to 11.

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The poll was conducted via an online panel comprised of 902 people. In all, 75% of respondents said they support the measure, with only 11% opposed. Interestingly, the older someone was, the more likely they were to support the measure, as the age group that voiced the greatest support–86%–comprised those aged 60 and older. Support also increased with education level. Voters for the Left-Greens, the Pirate Party and the Social Democrats were the most in favour, while voters for the Centre Party and the Independence Party were the most opposed.

Where daily numbers are concerned, there were 1,421 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, 35% of whom were in quarantine at diagnosis. There were an additional 36 reported cases at the border. Unfortunately, there was another death to COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total number of people who have died of the virus in Iceland to 46.

163 are in border screening quarantine, with 6,589 in quarantine and 10,817 in isolation. There are currently 31 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 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.

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