76 new corona cases in Bergen: “Many people don’t take the recommendations seriously”

Egil BovimPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

A total of 76 new corona infection cases have been registered in Bergen in the last 24 hours, the Municipality stated on Monday.

The figures from Bergen Municipality apply to those who live or reside in the Municipality. Out of the 76, 46 are close contacts, three are cases of imported infection, 16 have an unknown route of infection, and ten have not been mapped yet. A total of 1,873 people tested themselves for corona on Sunday, the Municipality wrote in a press release.

Furthermore, one corona-infected resident at the Lyngbøtunet nursing home died on Saturday, August 7. The person was unvaccinated due to very poor general health conditions.

Challenges for nursing homes

The Municipality also reported new cases of infection in several nursing homes. This weekend, two residents tested positive at Lyngbøtunet, ten at Siljuslåtten, and five at Mildeheimen.

A total of 23 residents in nursing homes are now infected (four at Lyngbøtunet, three at Fantoft, eleven at Siljuslåtten, and five at Mildeheimen).

“The residents who have been diagnosed with infection over the weekend are fully vaccinated, and most are not seriously ill. The staffing situation at several nursing homes is challenging as many employees have to be quarantined,” head of the nursing home service Anita W. Johansen noted.

Considering measures

Infection control officer Egil Bovim believes the situation is challenging and says Bergen is in dialogue with the FHI about whether there is a need for more measures.

“It is a challenge that there are so many different routes of infection for those who become infected. At the moment, there is so much infection in Bergen that the inhabitants risk being infected in many different areas,” Bovim noted.

“There are too many people who do not take the recommendations seriously, and we must be prepared for high numbers in the next few days. Together with the FHI, we are continuously assessing whether there is a need for more measures,” Bovim concluded.

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