COVID Roundup: Daily Numbers, Nearly 20% Of Icelanders Have Caught Coronavirus Since Start Of Pandemic

COVID Roundup: Daily Numbers, Nearly 20% Of Icelanders Have Caught Coronavirus Since Start Of Pandemic

Published February 2, 2022

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As we reach the two-year anniversary of the coronavirus’ arrival in Iceland in late February 2020, data on covid.is shows that since then, 70,721 Icelanders in all became infected with the virus at some point in the pandemic. This comprises close to 20% of the total population of the country.

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As reported, Minister of Health Willum Þór Þorsson may ease pandemic restrictions further, as soon as this Friday. The changes will likely reduce isolation times from seven days to five, and also change the regulations for seated events.

Where daily numbers are concerned, there were 1,379 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, 36% of whom were in quarantine at diagnosis. There were an additional 49 reported cases at the border.

181 are in border screening quarantine, with 6,887 in quarantine and 10,653 in isolation. There are currently 27 people in hospital with the coronavirus and three in intensive care.

277,595 people aged five and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of February 2nd, comprising 78% of this age group, or 76% of the total population. 197,027 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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