FHI: The spread of infection in Norway continued to decline last week

Camilla StoltenbergPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

Since March 25, the R-number in Norway has averaged 0.8, according to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI). The spread of infection nationally continued to decline last week.

A total of 4,793 cases of infection were reported last week (week 14). That is a decrease of 6% from the week before and a decrease of 19% from week 12, the FHI writes in its weekly report.

Out of the 144,496 people who tested themselves, 3.3% tested positive. The proportion is far lower than in the Easter week and on a par with week 11.

Mathematical modeling shows that the national infection trend has been decreasing since March 25, and the average reproduction number (R-number) since then is 0.8.

The FHI emphasizes that there is great geographical variation between the various counties.

Oslo has by far the most reported cases of infection, with 441 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in weeks 13 and 14 combined. It’s followed by Viken, which had 346 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the aforementioned period.

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