Corona infection in Stavanger remains high

StavangerPhoto: Carina Johansen / NTB

A total of 30 new corona infection cases have been registered in Stavanger in the last 24 hours. Seven of the cases have unknown or uncertain routes of transmission.

Out of the 30, 23 are close contacts, while three have an unknown route of infection. In addition, four have an uncertain route of transmission, Stavanger Municipality announced on Thursday.

“There is a large number (of cases) and several unknowns. We have a clear outbreak and will not be able to control this with tests and quarantine alone,” health director Runar Johannessen noted.

He says the municipalities must make a joint professional assessment in the region with a view to what will be necessary to regain control.

Risk of large outbreaks

“Many young people have not been vaccinated yet, and they make up such a large part of the population that there is a risk of developing large outbreaks. We will probably again have to reduce the number of contacts we have with others,” Johannessen said, encouraging people to restrict contact throughout the week.

A total of 1,027 people tested themselves for corona in Stavanger on Wednesday.

For the municipalities in Nord-Jæren as a whole, a total of 43 new infection cases was reported, newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad writes. In addition to Stavanger, in the last 24 hours, corona cases have been registered in the municipalities of Sandnes (8), Sola (4), and Randaberg (1).

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