Minister of Health Willum Þór Þórsson received the Chief Epidemiologist’s suggestions for new infection prevention restrictions this morning, RÚV reports. Changes to the current regulations, if any, will be introduced tomorrow after a government meeting. Following a period of a slow but steady decrease in infections, infections have spiked over the last few days, and yesterday saw a record 220 new cases in one day.
Willum received Chief Epidemiologist Þórólfur Guðnason’s suggestions for the new restrictions this morning. They will be discussed in a remote ministerial meeting at three o’clock today and at a government meeting tomorrow morning. After tomorrow’s meeting, changes to the infection prevention regulation will be announced, if any. The current rules were set to expire on December 22.
Yesterday saw record infection numbers with 220 new domestic cases and 18 at the border. According to the Chief Epidemiologist, the numbers of Delta and Omicron variant cases are rising, and he expects even higher numbers in the coming days. One patient in the National Hospital died this weekend, marking the 37th COVID death in Iceland.