More than 2,000 new corona cases registered in Norway in a day for the second time this week

Corona testingPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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In the last 24 hours, 2,006 corona infection cases have been registered in Norway. That is 472 more than the same day last week.

In the last seven days, an average of 1,573 corona infection cases has been registered per day. The corresponding average seven days ago was 1,222, so the trend is rising.

This is the second time in a week that the number of daily infection cases is over 2,000. On Tuesday, there was a new peak with 2,126 new cases. The previous peak was registered on November 1, with 1,973 cases, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) figures show.

Recommendations

The Norwegian Directorate of Health has given the government recommendations related to the use of corona passports domestically. But no recommendation was given related to strict national measures.

“We have not recommended any national lockdown measures now, we focused on strengthened infection control, TISK (testing, isolation, infection detection, and quarantine), border control, and corona certificates,” assistant health director Espen Nakstad told NTB on Thursday.

Over 180 hospitalized corona patients

On Thursday, 184 corona patients were hospitalized in Norway – four fewer than the day before.

A total of 50 of the patients are in the intensive care unit, and among them, 26 are on a respirator, according to the Norwegian Directorate of Health’s overview.

As of Friday, 8.1 million corona tests had been performed in the country since February last year. A total of 224,302 people tested positive.

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

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