Municipal chief physician in Tønsberg expects doubling of delta variant cases in the next few days

TønsbergPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB
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The municipal chief physician in Tønsberg expects a doubling of delta variant cases in the next few days. So far, nine cases of the variant have been confirmed in the Municipality.

“We have quite a few infected people who are close contacts of people with confirmed delta infection,” municipal chief physician in Tønsberg, Per Kristian Opheim, told newspaper VG.

Despite the increasing number of delta infection cases, Opheim is not very worried.

“This week, we have no cases of infection with an unknown infection route, and that is the most important thing.”

Delta variant in Færder

In the neighboring municipality of Færder, it was announced on Thursday that 56 cases of the delta variant had been identified. An increase is also expected there – the island municipality in the former Vestfold county has registered 95 cases of infection so far in June.

According to the newspaper Tønsbergs Blad, the outbreak originated from a choir concert. People who tested positive in recent days must assume that they’re infected with the delta variant, the Municipality stated.

According to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) latest weekly report, the number of confirmed cases of the delta variant, also known as the Indian variant, has increased from 50 cases in week 21 to 139 cases up to and including week 23 (last week).

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

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