35 variants of the coronavirus discovered in Norway

Coronavirus testingPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

So far, during the pandemic, 35 different variants of the coronavirus have been discovered in Norway, and 26 of them were discovered this August and September.

Newspaper Aftenposten reports that the numerous variants of the virus have been discovered through extensive testing. 

The coronavirus also got its own Norwegian sub-branch, which has the name “B 1.4.24 Norwegian.”

It has not yet been proven that the virus has changed to enable it to spread faster and have a different disease course. 

Situation in Trondheim

At a press conference on Friday, municipal chief physician Tove Røsstad said that the doctors in Trondheim have noticed that the virus behaves differently and seems to spread more quickly.

The claims will be examined by the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).

Senior researcher Olav Hungnes at the FHI told Aftenposten that the analysis of the different variants makes it easier to see a pattern in the pandemic.

“These are completely new results, and there is still a lot of analysis to do. But now we have come a long way. We are pleased about that,” senior researcher Olav Hungnes at the FHI said.

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