Delta variant detected in several places in Norway

Corona testing OsloPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

The number of cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus in Norway is increasing week by week. Last week, 139 cases were registered in the country.

According to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) latest weekly report, the number of confirmed cases of the delta variant, also known as the Indian variant, has increased from 50 cases in week 21 to 139 cases up to and including week 23 (last week).

This week, the variant has also been discovered in Bærum Municipality, Agder County, and former Vestfold County. According to Budstikke, one person in Bærum was diagnosed with the virus variant on Monday. The Municipality still does not know how the man has been infected. 

There, another person at the man’s workplace is infected, but it is not certain that these two cases are related or whether the second man is infected with the delta variant. 

At the beginning of this week, it became known that the delta virus has also been detected in the neighboring municipalities of Tønsberg and Færder. There, the corona rules have been tightened afterward.

According to the FHI, the delta variant causes a more serious disease than the alpha variant and is more easily transmitted.

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