Almost 160,000 Norwegians have been diagnosed with coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. Still, five municipalities in the country have escaped infection so far.
Infection rates in Norway have recently risen sharply, and last week several infection records were set in the country. According to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI), 157,034 Norwegians have been diagnosed with the infection, and the infection has spread to the whole country – with the exception of five municipalities, the newspaper Nationen writes.
These municipalities are Utsira in Rogaland, Vevelstad in Nordland, and Røyrvik, Leka, and Rindal in Trøndelag.
Four of the municipalities are among the ten municipalities in Norway with the smallest population. The exception is Rindal.
Utsira Municipality has only 198 inhabitants.
“We don’t have that many inhabitants… At the same time, people have been great, and they took the pandemic seriously. Here we have no vaccination opponents. The inhabitants have followed the infection control rules and been careful not to bring the infection out here,” Utsira Mayor Marte Eide Klovning stated.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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