Infection increase again in Oslo – decline nationally – Dagsavisen


That is seven more than the day before, and 25 more than the same day last week. In the last two weeks, an average of 302 infections have been registered per day in the capital.

The infection rates are highest in the Stovner district. The infection pressure is 1,261 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks. This is followed by the districts of Alna with 1,165 and Grorud with 1,029.

The district Vestre Aker currently has the lowest infection rates. The infection pressure is 248 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks. Four new cases were registered in the district in the last 24 hours, while 19 new cases were registered at Stovner.

Oslo accounts for just under 30 percent of the registered infection in Norway. A total of 28,479 Oslo citizens have been registered infected since March last year.

871 new corona infections last 24 hours nationally

That is 198 fewer than the day before and 113 fewer than the same day last week.

At midnight on Thursday night, 96,079 corona-infected people have been registered in this country since February last year, according to preliminary figures from the National Reporting System for Infectious Diseases (MSIS).

In the last seven days, a total of 5,975 new cases of infection have been registered in Norway. 4.6 million corona tests have so far been performed in the country.

A total of 650,908 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the coronary vaccine, while 275,341 people have received the second dose.

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Decrease in infection

Last week, 5,818 new corona cases were registered. This is a decrease of 11 per cent, at the same time as a record number tested.

The reproduction figure since 9 March is 1.0, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s weekly report. This means that every corona-infected person in Norway on average infects one another. In the report, this is called a stable phase. In week 11, the same figure was 1.4.

FHI estimates that about 65 per cent of infection cases in Norway in the last two weeks have been detected. The proportion of positive corona tests has fallen from 3.39 per cent to 2.89. More than 200,000 people tested for corona in week 12. In particular, there was an increase in the number of people tested in the age group 20–39 years.

More hospitalized

On Wednesday, 293 corona patients were hospitalized. There were five more than the day before. The National Institute of Public Health estimates that in three weeks there will be about 300 corona patients if the preliminary infection trend continues.

A total of 673 corona-infected people have died in Norway since March 2020, preliminary figures show. Whether patients have died of or with covid-19 is not always possible to establish.

The age group with the most deaths is people who are 80–89 years old. About 61 percent of all deaths are 80 years old, and 52 percent of all deaths are men. In the age group under 50, 13 deaths have been reported in Norway.

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