One out of nine inhabitants of Oslo has been quarantined since June

OsloPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

Since June last year, one out of nine inhabitants of Oslo was quarantined as a close contact of a corona-infected person.

“From June 1, we have registered 77,217 close contacts who have been quarantined in Oslo,” communications consultant Kjartan Sverdrup Dall-Larsen in the Health Service in Oslo Municipality told Nettavisen.

The number corresponds to one in nine inhabitants of Oslo.

Dall-Larsen emphasizes that the number may actually be higher, as outbreaks in schools and kindergartens where entire classes were quarantined were not necessarily registered as individual close contacts.

According to Oslo Municipality’s own figures, just over 12,700 people with COVID-19 infection have been registered since June 1. 

That means that each infected person has, on average, triggered quarantine for six people.

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