High infection rate in Drammen: “We have a big job to do”

DrammenPhoto: Tore Meek / NTB

A total of 63 people in Drammen Municipality have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The route of transmission for eleven of the infected people is currently unknown.

Furthermore, 52 of the newly infected are close contacts of previously registered cases, Drammen Municipality stated on its website.

Municipal chief physician John David Johannessen says there may be variations from day to day, as it takes time to get answers to the samples that are analyzed.

“In the same way that 28 cases yesterday could not be interpreted as the infection going down, we can’t interpret today’s figures as the infection pressure going up. We must see the development over a few days,” Johannessen said on Wednesday.

Since the outbreak in Drammen soared nine days ago, there has been an average of 42 cases per day.

Johannessen says the average figures give us a good picture of where the infection pressure is currently.

“It is too high, and we have a big job to do to reduce the infection pressure towards Easter. Now there is a week and a half left until the Easter holidays start for many. It could, unfortunately, be quite gloomy for many if we do not reduce the infection pressure,” Johannessen stated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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