3,703 people in Norway with confirmed coronavirus infection

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A total of 3,703 people with proven COVID-19 have been reported to the infectious disease reporting system (MSIS). The proportion of people who test positive is increasing.

The figures are updated on Friday at 3 pm. The Public Health Institute’s (FHI) daily report, which is based on the MSIS update, reported 3,581 infected at midnight.

A total of 78,036 people were tested for COVID-19 as of March 26 at 3 p.m.

On average, around 4 per cent have tested positive through the outbreak so far, but the proportion of positive results has increased in recent days, FHI reports.

On Friday afternoon, 302 patients were admitted to hospital with proven COVID-19. Eighty-one (81) are in the intensive care unit. In total, 112 patients have been admitted to the intensive care unit. One of these is 14 years old.

77 per cent of those admitted are men. Half are registered with one or more underlying conditions, according to data from the Norwegian Intensive Care Register.

There was a total of 16 coronavirus related deaths notified to the FHI as of Friday at 8 am. The average age is 84 years, and the youngest was 69 years.

For the first time, more than half of the cases have been infected in Norway. 51 per cent have now contracted the virus within the national borders, while 18 per cent have contracted it in Austria. For 16 per cent of those reported, the site of infection is unknown, according to the FHI report.

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