As of December 3, 19 positive samples with the omicron variant had been confirmed in Norway, according to a press release from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).
The 19 cases include two cases in Øygarden Municipality, 13 confirmed cases related to the Christmas dinner party in Oslo, and four travelers to Oslo Airport Gardermoen from South Africa.
“The most important thing now is that those who are infected, and their close contacts, follow the rules on isolation and quarantine,” FHI department director Line Vold stated.
Most laboratories have screening methods that can detect viruses that are not the dominant delta variant or provide a preliminary answer as to whether a corona sample is a case of the omicron variant.
According to the press release, the FHI aims to report confirmed omicron cases daily from and including Monday, December 6.
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