A total of 86 of 356 Norwegian municipalities have not had any proven cases of Covid-19.
Most large cities in Norway have had high infection rates compared to the rest of the country, and there are still many municipalities that have not had infection at all, writes Nationen.
– “We have really only had incredible luck,” says Even Moen, mayor of Stor-Elvdal in Innlandet. The municipality is about 150 km long and has around 2,400 inhabitants. Moen believes that may have something to do with it.
It is Oslo that has had the most infection. As of July 21st, 2,920 people in Oslo were infected. That amounts to about 421 infected per 100,000.
Otherwise, East Finnmark and formerly Sogn og Fjordane are among the areas with the least infection rates in the municipalities.
Tone Bruun, chief physician at the department for infection control and vaccinations at the National Institute of Public Health, says it may be coincidences that make a municipality infection-free.
– “There are so few who are infected in Norway today. It will partly depend on the travel and contact pattern of those who live in or visit the municipality,” she says.
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