From Iceland — COVID Roundup: Another Daily Case Record Broken, Latest Numbers

COVID Roundup: Another Daily Case Record Broken, Latest Numbers

Published February 17, 2022

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There were 2,881 recorded domestic cases of the coronavirus in Iceland yesterday, with an additional 76 reported cases at the border. This marks a new record for domestic coronavirus cases in Iceland on a single day, surpassing the record that was broken 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 in the wake of recent announcements from Minister of Health Willum Þór Þorsson that he will probably lift all domestic restrictions, as well as all border restrictions, by the end of the month at the latest.

Meanwhile, 181 are in border screening quarantine, with 11,494 in isolation. There are currently 50 people in hospital with the coronavirus and three in intensive care.

288,150 people aged five and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of February 16th, comprising 81% of this age group, or 78% of the total population. 201,507 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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