Norway’s FHI: The epidemic continues to increase in scope

Line VoldPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB

The number of new cases of infection, the number of new hospitalizations, and the number of new corona deaths increased significantly last week, the FHI’s weekly report shows.

A total of 135 new patients were admitted to Norwegian hospitals in week 44. The trend has been increasing, especially among those over 65 in the last four weeks, and the number in this age group now corresponds to the highest level recorded in the spring of 2021.

Significantly more deaths were also registered in connection with coronavirus in week 44 than in the week before. A total of 28 corona-related deaths were registered last week, compared with 16 the week before. 

The infection continues to increase, and a total of 9,728 new cases were reported last week. That is an increase of 39% compared to the week before. There is a four times higher infection among the unvaccinated per 100,000 inhabitants compared with the fully vaccinated.

Department director Line Vold at the FHI says that the admission figures needed to be carefully monitored. 

“We tolerate more infection in society now that so many people have been vaccinated. But we are now following the development of the admissions of new patients to hospitals very closely. We do not want the burden on the health service in municipalities and hospitals to be too high,” she noted in a press release.

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