In the past 24 hours, the number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in Norway has risen by 184, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In total, over 40,000 have been tested for the virus.
A total of 1,742 people in this country are confirmed to be infected by the virus, and 135 virus-infected patients have been hospitalised.
769 of the confirmed cases of infection have been infected by the virus, here in Norway, while 862 have been infected abroad. FHI’s daily report shows that there are now more people infected in Norway than in Austria.
Of those infected in Norway, 404 have been in close contact of a known infection case, while 342 have no known origin of infection.
The fewest are infected in Nordland
Viken is the county in Norway with the most Covid-19 cases, with 529 infected, followed by Oslo with 419 infected. Rogaland has the third most infected county, with 180 cases of the virus.
The fewest infected are in Nordland and Troms and Finnmark, with 17 and 32 cases of infection respectively.
On Friday afternoon, a total of seven deaths related to covid-19 have been reported in Norway.
Over 40,000 tested
The number of tested for the virus was 43,735 on Friday morning, according to FHI. That means almost 5,800 tests were conducted on Thursday.
On Friday, the Public Health Institute clarified its advice on who should be tested for the virus.
– “People who have acute respiratory tract infection with a fever, cough or shortness of breath and who need hospitalisation or live in a health care facility should be tested. The same applies to people who are over 65 and have underlying chronic illness with similar symptoms,” says Department Director Line Vold at FHI.
Health professionals with milder symptoms may see the symptoms for two days at home before they are recommended to be tested.
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