From Iceland — COVID Roundup: First Day Of No Restrictions, New Daily Case Record Broken

COVID Roundup: First Day Of No Restrictions, New Daily Case Record Broken

Published February 25, 2022

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Today is the first day of Iceland’s new policy of having no domestic no border pandemic restrictions in place, which went into effect at midnight last night.

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Yesterday, a new record was broken in terms of single-day cases, with 4,333 reported in all. 3,100 were diagnosed through PCR tests, and an additional 1,233 were diagnosed with rapid testing. This marks the second day in a row of the daily case numbers broken.

In terms of other daily numbers, there were an additional 126 reported cases at the border. There are currently 63 people in hospital with the coronavirus and two in intensive care.

289,020 people aged five and older have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of February 23th, comprising 81% of this age group, or 78% of the total population. 202,818 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 by contacting your area health clinic. For your first and second vaccination, you can sign up here.

As always, be sure to abide the domestic restrictions and border regulations–at least, while they last.

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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