Norway registers new corona infection record. Authorities: “It’s important that everyone follows the rules”

Bent HøiePhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB
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In the last 24 hours, 930 corona cases have been registered in Norway. That’s 399 more than the day before and the highest number of infected people registered in one day so far.

“It was this development that we were worried about when we tightened the measures on Sunday. 

“It is now very important that everyone with symptoms tests themselves and that everyone follows guidelines and rules,” Minister of Health and Care Services Bent Høie (H) wrote in an email to Dagbladet.

“The goal of the new, strict measures is to break a possible new wave of infection… We must reduce the infection to make the winter and spring easier,” he added.

In the last 24 hours, 50 new corona cases were registered in Stavanger. In Oslo, 204 cases were registered, which is 95 more than the average of the previous seven days in the capital.

Total figures

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 52,180 corona-infected people were registered in Norway, according to preliminary figures from the National Reporting System for Infectious Diseases (MSIS).

In the last seven days, a total of 3,902 new cases of infection have been registered. As of Tuesday, 2.8 million tests had been carried out.

On Tuesday, 133 corona patients were hospitalized – four more than the day before.

Death toll

A total of 452 corona-infected people have died in Norway since March, preliminary figures show. 

It is not always possible to establish whether patients have died of or with COVID-19.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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1 Comment on "Norway registers new corona infection record. Authorities: “It’s important that everyone follows the rules”"

  1. What *are* the new, strict measures?

    And are they actual regulations or just recommendations?

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