Corona infection in Norway increased by more than 31% last week

Espen Rostrup NakstadPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

Last week, corona infection in Norway increased by 31.7% compared with the week before. Assistant health director Espen Nakstad thinks the start of the school year in Norway could be demanding.

Last week, a total of 2,882 cases of coronavirus were registered on a national basis in Norway, an increase of 31.7% from 2,187 cases the week before, according to a compilation of national infection figures that NTB has carried out. NTB based the figures on the information from the MSIS register.

In Oslo, figures from the Municipality show that the infection has increased by 65.9%, to 468 infection cases, last week, up from 282 infected people the week before.

“We see that the infection is rising in many municipalities… This has so far not produced an equally sharp increase in hospital admissions, but we must expect that these numbers will also go up if the infection continues to rise,” assistant health director Espen Rostrup Nakstad wrote in an SMS to NTB.

Next week, school starts all over the country, which worries Nakstad.

“The most unfortunate thing about the development we see now is that it makes it more likely to have outbreaks in schools next week. That can be demanding to handle for the municipalities while we are also entering the final phase of the vaccination,” he warned.

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