COVID Roundup: Record Number Of Daily Cases, Further Relaxation Of Domestic Restrictions On Friday

COVID Roundup: Record Number Of Daily Cases, Further Relaxation Of Domestic Restrictions On Friday

Published February 9, 2022

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Minister of Health Willum Þór Þorsson told Vísir yesterday that he was planning to announce more relaxations of domestic pandemic restrictions this Friday, 10 days ahead of the scheduled deadline for the current restrictions.

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Willum would not go into details as to what restrictions would be eased nor how, but in an interview with RÚV, chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason said he also believes the time is right to ease restrictions a bit. This is largely based on the fact that serious infections at Landspítali hospital are not increasing, and that while there continues to be a fairly high number of people hospitalised, there is also a high number of people who are being discharged.

Where daily numbers are concerned, there were 2,254 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, 29% of whom were in quarantine at diagnosis. This marks a new single-day record for coronavirus cases in Iceland. There were an additional 18 reported cases at the border.

195 are in border screening quarantine, with 8,763 in quarantine and 10,100 in isolation. There are currently 34 people in hospital with the coronavirus and three in intensive care.

286,252 people aged five and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of February 9th, comprising 81% of this age group, or 78% of the total population. 199,808 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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