FHI: Almost 23,000 people in Norway have had corona several times

Rapid test - self testPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB
Advertisements

Figures from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) show that 22,923 people in Norway have had corona several times. Health director Bjørn Guldvog thinks the omicron variant is to blame.

In its latest weekly report, the FHI wrote that the number of reinfection cases has increased in recent weeks.

“It is partly related to the fact that we have a new contagious virus variant, which means that many people are now infected again,” health director Bjørn Guldvog told P4.

The number of reinfection cases has amounted to 5% of all detected cases in the last four weeks. There are also 83 possible cases where people have been infected three times during the pandemic.

Guldvog says that society must be prepared for the fact that many people will be infected again. He believes that it will also be normal to be infected with the virus annually.

The FHI emphasized that the number of reinfection cases must be seen in connection with the change in the definition of reinfection that took place on January 24 this year. Previously, a case was considered a reinfection if it was reported at least six months after the person was first infected. Now, reinfections are defined as new cases reported at least 60 days after the first infection.

Source : NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

Do you have a news tip for Norway Today? We want to hear it. Get in touch at info@norwaytoday.no

Advertisements

Be the first to comment on "FHI: Almost 23,000 people in Norway have had corona several times"

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.


*