Health official fears new infection wave if corona numbers in Oslo don’t go down

Espen Rostrup NakstadPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB
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Assistant health director Espen Rostrup Nakstad says that if the infection rates do not decrease in Oslo, the city could end up in the same situation as large parts of Europe.

During Wednesday, 80 new cases of coronavirus infection were registered in the capital, and at 1:00 PM, the City Council will hold a press conference on the infection situation.

Nakstad told newspaper VG that Oslo is now at a crossroads in the pandemic. 

He is first and foremost concerned about people following the current infection control guidelines.

Corona update: 80 new cases registered in Oslo

During Wednesday, 80 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in Oslo, 33 more than the day before.

During Tuesday, 47 new cases were registered in the capital, while 54 new cases of infection were registered the day before.

According to Oslo Municipality’s corona statistics, the number of infected in the last 14 days amounts to 649.

Most of those infected in the capital are men. 

The district of St. Hanshaugen has the highest infection rate, with 154.1 infected per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Stovner with 138.1 infected and Bjerke with 125.7.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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