Record number of daily cases, further easing of national restrictions on Friday
Health Minister Willum Þór Þorsson said To visit yesterday that it planned to announce further relaxations of national pandemic restrictions this Friday, 10 days before the scheduled deadline for the current restrictions.
Willum wouldn’t go into detail as to what restrictions would be eased or how, but in an interview with RÚV, chief epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason said he also thinks the time has come to ease the restrictions a bit. This is largely due to the fact that serious infections in Landspítali hospital are not increasing and that, although there is still a fairly high number of people hospitalized, there is also a high number of people going out.
As for the daily figures, there were 2,254 domestic cases of coronavirus recorded in Iceland yesterday, of which 29% were in quarantine at the time of diagnosis. This is a new one-day record for coronavirus cases in Iceland. There were 18 other cases reported at the border.
195 are in border control quarantine, including 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 over have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus on February 9, comprising 81% of this age group, or 78% of the total population. 199,808 also received reminders.
More information can be found at covid.is/data and, in Icelandic, below. Keep in mind that updating daily numbers in languages other than Icelandic may take some time.