From Iceland — COVID Roundup: Cases Down, Hospitalisations Up

COVID Roundup: Cases Down, Hospitalisations Up

Published February 15, 2022

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According to the latest figures on covid.is, there are now 53 in hospital due to the coronavirus, up from 41 people just yesterday.

We have been having some awful weather here as of late, so we’re specially grateful for our comfy traditional lopapeysa sweaters, the beautiful woolen garments which have been keeping Icelanders warm for generations. They’re available in our shop, and ours are hand-knitted right here in Iceland.

The news comes just days after further relaxations of coronavirus restrictions were announced. Furthermore, over 300 hospital workers are now in isolation, and this number has never been greater. The combination of hospital admissions with the virus and the depletion of available staff has made the workload at the hospital particularly stressful.

Where daily numbers are concerned, there were 1,712 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, with an additional 162 reported cases at the border.

170 are in border screening quarantine, with 10,160 in isolation. There are currently 53 people in hospital with the coronavirus and two in intensive care.

287,831 people aged five and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of February 14th, comprising 81% of this age group, or 78% of the total population. 201,261 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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