Norway’s FHI: 25% increase in corona infection registered last week

FHIPhoto: Fredrik Hagen / NTB

Last week, almost 33,000 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in Norway. That is 25% more than in the week before, the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) reports.

So far, 32,866 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in week 49, compared with 26,582 cases in week 48, the latest weekly report from the FHI shows.

So far, 222 new corona patients have been admitted to Norwegian hospitals with COVID-19 as the main cause of illness in week 49. 

The incidence is significantly higher for the unvaccinated than the fully vaccinated, the report states.

The proportion of cases of the omicron variant among the screened samples increased from 2.1% in week 48 to 5.8% so far for week 49. Most cases have been detected in Oslo and Viken.

“Omicron has had the fastest growth rate out of the variants of concern that have spread in Norway,” the FHI writes in the report.

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