More than half of the samples analyzed in Norway in February confirmed the British coronavirus variant

Corona sequencing - testingPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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According to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI), the British variant of the coronavirus accounted for 59.8% of the analyzed samples in February.

The number includes both cases confirmed by sequencing and probable cases detected by PCR, the FHI stated in its weekly report.

In the last two weeks, 320 cases of infection of the British virus variant have been detected by sequencing and 1,217 with probable British virus variant by PCR. 

Most infections are associated with outbreaks in Oslo, Viken, Vestfold and Telemark, Rogaland, Vestland, Trøndelag, and Nordland.

Outbreaks of new virus variants have largely been put under control through enhanced TISK (testing-isolation-infection tracking-quarantine), the FHI pointed out.

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

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