Infection spike in Bergen: 44 new cases reported

Festplassen testing station - BergenPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

A total of 44 new infection cases have been registered in Bergen in the last 24 hours. That is 29 more than the average last week.

As many as 13 of the newly infected people have an uncertain route of infection, Bergen Municipality stated.

Furthermore, 29 of the newly infected people are close contacts, while one person has an unknown route of infection.

With 44 new infection cases, as of March of 2020, 5,064 people in Bergen have been diagnosed with coronavirus.

Outbreaks among students

On Wednesday, it became known that two students at Høyskolen Vestlandet (HVL) were infected with COVID-19. 

On Thursday, assistant infection control doctor Egil Bovim confirmed that the outbreak is growing in scope, newspaper Bergensavisen writes.

“We do not have an overview right now, but there are significantly more infected people today than yesterday,” Bovim noted.

Testing record

A total of 3,246 people tested themselves in Bergen on Wednesday. That is the highest number tested in one day in Bergen Municipality.

“Many people have tested themselves before Easter, and it may be that we are detecting asymptomatic people who are testing themselves out of safety concerns,” infection control chief Frank van Betten told the newspaper on Wednesday.

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