FHI: Norway registered nearly a doubling in corona infection among young people last week

Camilla StoltenbergPhoto: Terje Pedersen / NTB
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The infection increased by 174% in the age group of people between 13 and 19 years old last week. In the same period, it increased by 95% in the age group of people between 20 and 39 years old.

In its weekly report, the FHI stated that there was an increase in the number of reported cases in all age groups in week 34 compared with week 33. It noted that the infection increased, especially among young people.

In weeks 33 and 34, a total of 127 infection clusters in grades 1-7 were registered in Norwegian schools, and 102 infection clusters in grades 8-10. The majority of these infection clusters were registered in Oslo and Viken, 78.7% of grades 1-7 and 67.7% of grades 8-10.

R-number

The FHI estimates that the R-number last week amounted to 1.6, based on a more uncertain model that does not take into account hospital admissions. The more secure model shows an average R-number of 1.4 from August 7.

The number of hospital admissions also increased last week, from 46 in week 33 to 58 in week 34.

“The incidence of new hospital admissions is increasing in line with the increase in the number of reported cases. 

“In recent weeks, between 0.8% and 1.6% of reported cases of COVID-19 per week have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 as the main reason for admission,” the FHI wrote.

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

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