FHI: 10 deaths in Norway can be linked to omicron

Line VoldPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

Since the omicron variant was first detected in Norway, ten deaths have been registered that can be linked to the variant, Line Vold at the FHI told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

The number of new hospitalizations with corona as the main cause of admission fell by 23% last week – probably because omicron causes milder disease and people are well protected, according to the FHI’s latest weekly report.

The variant was first detected in Norway on December 1, 2021. It became dominant in Norway in January. 

FHI department director Line Vold told NRK that a total of 10 deaths in Norway could be linked to the omicron variant.

A total of 1,412 corona deaths have been registered in the country as of January 19. The FHI emphasizes that it is not always possible to know whether the patient has died of or with COVID-19.

Source : NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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