New coronavirus variant discovered in Trondheim

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Trondheim’s corona outbreak is caused by a new variant of the coronavirus that has not been seen in Norway before, municipal chief physician Tove Røsstad noted.

During the weekend of October 16-18, eight people in Trondheim were diagnosed with coronavirus.

Last week, municipal chief physician Tove Røsstad said that the city’s outbreak could be due to a more contagious mutation of the coronavirus. 

A new variant

Samples of the virus were sent for analysis to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) on Friday.

“The preliminary assessment is that this is a new variant that has not been seen before in Norway,” Røsstad told newspaper VG.

It is not yet clear whether this mutation is more contagious than other variants of the coronavirus.

1,000 people in quarantine

On Thursday, four cases of infection were detected in Trondheim.

At the same time, it became known that more than 1,000 people have been quarantined in the city.

Around 800 of them were quarantined in connection with an outbreak at the nightclub Lille London.

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