A total of 353 people have been infected with the delta variant in Norway

Corona testingPhoto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB
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The number of people diagnosed with the delta variant in Norway has increased to 353, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) weekly report.

In week 21, the number of confirmed cases of the delta variant in Norway amounted to 50. In four weeks, that number has increased to 353, according to the FHI. 

Most cases are related to major outbreaks, all of which are due to what the FHI calls separate import events. At least 16% of the delta cases have been detected in visitors to Norway in May and June.

The weekly report also shows that the trend in the spread of infection has been declining and that the R-number amounted to 0.7 on May 27. The R-number shows how many other people a single corona-infected person infects.

There are still differences in the infection trend from county to county. Rogaland and Agder had the most infection cases per 100,000 inhabitants in weeks 24 and 25. 

At the same time, the FHI emphasizes that the incidence of infection is low in almost all municipalities in Norway and that outbreaks in the last few weeks have quickly been put under control.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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