FHI: The peak of infection in Norway could be behind us

Camilla StoltenbergPhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

The fourth wave of infection in Norway may be over, and the infection peak could have taken place last week. FHI director Camilla Stoltenberg thinks the declining infection rates look good.

“This looks really good,” director of the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) Camilla Stoltenberg told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

On September 6, 1,780 new cases of infection were registered, the highest number in a single day so far in the pandemic. On Sunday, 653 new corona infection cases were registered in the country. That is 412 fewer cases than last Sunday. 

“We expect that this decline will continue,” the chief physician at the FHI Preben Aavitsland said.

The effect of vaccination

He believes testing and vaccination are the main reasons why the level of infection is now falling. Geir Bukholm, director of infection control at the FHI, believes that vaccination is the main reason for the decline.

He states that the growth in registered cases of infection among children and young adults – which drove much of the increase in August – has slowed down.

Bukholm believes that the FHI has data that indicate that vaccination is now so extensive that we see a significant increase in population immunity.

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