From Iceland — COVID Roundup: Hospitalisations Rise, Reduced Isolation Time In Effect, Daily Numbers

COVID Roundup: Hospitalisations Rise, Reduced Isolation Time In Effect, Daily Numbers

Published February 7, 2022

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According to the latest data from Landspítali hospital, there are currently 31 people in hospital with the coronavirus, with three in intensive care. This marks an increase from yesterday, when there were 26 in hospital.

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As reported, isolation times for those diagnosed with the coronavirus decreases from seven days to five days, starting today.

Where daily numbers are concerned, there were 1,367 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, 42% of whom were in quarantine at diagnosis. There were an additional 132 reported cases at the border.

166 are in border screening quarantine, with 7,954 in quarantine and 11,611 in isolation. There are currently 31 people in hospital with the coronavirus and three in intensive care.

282,084 people aged five and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of February 2nd, comprising 79% of this age group, or 76% of the total population. 198,242 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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