Norway’s FHI: If this trend continues, the number of corona infection cases will halve every other week 

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The number of new corona infection cases in Norway will halve every other week if the trend from recent weeks continues, according to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI).

In its weekly report, the FHI noted that the infection trend is declining, with an average R number of 0.7 on March 7.

“If this trend continues, the number of new infection cases will be halved every other week,” the report states.

But even though the corona epidemic has passed its peak, more admissions of corona patients to hospitals are expected in the coming weeks. Especially in the upper age groups, more admissions are expected due to the coronavirus.

Last week, 329 new patients were reported to be hospitalized with COVID-19 as the main cause. That is a decrease of 18% compared to the week before. The number of patients admitted to the intensive care unit last week was 29, three fewer than in week 11.

The omicron variant BA.2 is now dominant in Norway. It accounts for around 93% of all genome-sequenced tests in the last two weeks.

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

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