Fewer people died at Norwegian hospitals in the corona years of 2020 and 2021

Espen Rostrup NakstadPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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Fewer people died at Norwegian hospitals in the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 – compared to 2019. 

In 2021, 10,611 people died at Norwegian hospitals, which is 185 fewer people than in 2019, according to figures P4 has obtained from the Norwegian Directorate of Health.

In 2020, 9,863 people died – also fewer than the year before.

“Usually, many people die of other infectious diseases such as influenza, but because we have had less mobility and transmission of such diseases, fewer people died,” assistant health director Espen Nakstad stated.

Less mobility also led to fewer fatalities in traffic, and fewer people dying of cardiovascular disease.

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 905 COVID-associated deaths at Norwegian hospitals, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) weekly report for week 10.

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

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