Norway’s FHI: The risk of hospitalization with omicron is estimated at 0.2%

Line VoldPhoto: Terje Bendiksby / NTB
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The risk of hospitalization with omicron infection is estimated at 0.2 percent, according to the FHI.

Almost all corona cases in Norway now are cases of the omicron variant, which appears to cause less serious disease than the delta variant in all age groups.

According to new figures from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI), the risk of being admitted to the hospital with omicron is as low as 0.2%, TV 2 writes.

The FHI has looked at the number of registered corona infection cases and the number of hospital admissions from week 49 to 52, distributed by virus variant.

In these weeks, there were over 65,000 confirmed cases of infection, around 30% were omicron cases. In the same weeks, there were 529 admissions – and 41 of those admitted were infected with the omicron variant.

“Based on the calculations, we estimate that the risk of admission with delta infection is approximately 1%. The risk with omicron is approximately 0.2%, so it is significantly lower,” department director Line Vold in the FHI told the TV channel.

On Wednesday, it became known that preliminary analyses from Norway indicate that there is a 69% lower risk of being admitted to the hospital with the omicron variant of the coronavirus than with the delta variant.

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

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