Great news: The R-number in Bergen dropped to 0.4 last week

Bergen BryggenColorful houses in beautiful Bergen. Photo: Millie Olsen / Unsplash

The number of infections in Bergen, which shows how many people an infected person passes on, dropped to 0.4 last week, Bergen Hospital Trust (Helse Bergen) stated.

In epidemiology, the R-number or the basic reproduction number is the expected number of cases generated by one case. 

CEO Eivind Hansen at Haukeland University Hospital says it is gratifying that the number continues to fall.

“There is every reason to thank the population for following the measures. 

“The decline is proof that they work. But there is also every reason to remind everyone that we are coming out of a period with a high volume of infection and that we can’t lower our guard yet. The job is not over,” he noted in a press release.

The margin of error is between 0.3 and 0.7, according to Helse Bergen.

At the end of last week, the health trust reported that the R-number was 0.6.

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