Corona infection outbreak detected at a care home in Bærum

Vaccination center in BærumPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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Thirteen residents and eight employees at Belset care home are infected with the coronavirus, the municipal chief medical officer in Bærum states. One person is hospitalized.

The first case was discovered on Thursday, Bærum’s municipal chief medical officer Frantz Leonard Nilsen told the newspaper Budstikka. Since then, more and more people have been diagnosed with the infection.

“Even though all residents have their own apartment, they must have eaten together. We are unsure of where the infection originated,” Nilsen said.

He stated that almost all residents should have received the third dose of vaccine on October 12 at the latest.

“Most have no severe symptoms or moderately severe symptoms. One, on the other hand, is hospitalized, while another is seriously ill and receiving treatment locally. The majority of the employees are fully vaccinated,” Nilsen said.

Both employees and home residents are being tested to uncover any new cases. In total, the care home has 46 elderly residents.

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

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