Bergen registered 68 new corona cases in the last 24 hours

Corona testingPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

A total of 68 new cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Bergen in the last 24 hours. That is 24 fewer than the day before.

Out of the total, 41 are close contacts, and two are cases of imported infections. Furthermore, 17 people have an unknown route of infection, while seven cases have not yet been clarified, Bergen Municipality stated on Thursday.

A total of 2,201 people tested themselves for coronavirus in Bergen on Wednesday. So far, 7,995 people in the city have been diagnosed with the infection.

Too early to say if the trend has reversed

Infection control officer Egil Bovim says that even though Thursday’s figures are lower, it will take a few days before they will be able to determine whether the trend has reversed.

Bergen has recently experienced high infection rates. On Wednesday, 92 new cases of infection were registered over 24 hours, while 103 were registered the day before.

On Wednesday, the City Council introduced stricter infection control measures. Bovim hopes the Municipality’s residents will once again roll up their sleeves and follow the rules adopted by the City Council on Wednesday.

Limited social contact

On Wednesday, the Municipality set new restrictions on social contact, including a limit of ten people visiting private homes (in addition to household members). 

Mandatory face mask use has also been introduced in places where it is not possible to follow the one-meter rule, such as shopping centers and public transport.

The measures apply until August 22.

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

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