FHI’s Stoltenberg: The number of omicron-infected people in Norway has almost quadrupled in one week

Camilla StoltenbergPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB
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The number of omicron-infected people has almost quadrupled in one week, and the big question now is how the measures affect the virus variant, Camilla Stoltenberg says.

On Monday last week, a little over 900 people in Norway were infected with the omicron variant. On Tuesday night, the total was 3,871 people.

“It is a quadrupling in just over a week,” the FHI director said at the government’s corona press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Many questions remain unanswered about the virus variant – both the severity of the infection and how the measures affect its spread.

“No one believes that the spread of omicron can be stopped, but everyone hopes that the spread will be delayed.”

Stoltenberg points out that Danish scenarios from the Statens Serum Institutt show that the daily infection rate on Christmas Eve could be between 9,000 and 25,000 cases in Denmark, while daily admissions could range between 130 and 250 on Christmas Eve if omicron ends up having the same risk of hospitalization as the delta variant.

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