One third of corona-infected people in Oslo doesn’t know where they were infected

Girls - face maskPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB

Almost twice as many people with coronavirus in Norway’s capital reported an unknown infection site compared with the rest of the country.

Recent figures from the Oslo municipality show that one third of all the new infection cases in the capital were infected in an unknown place, according to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

“That is too high,” Oslo Health Councilor Robert Steen (AP) noted.

“If you know the site of infection, the infection tracking is much more efficient. 

“If you don’t, the infection detection team and the analysis team must use more resources to identify the transmission routes,” Steen told the channel.

National data

On a national basis, 18% of corona-infected people didn’t know where they have been infected, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) weekly report.

It is most common for people to be infected in private households, followed by private events, work, and university.

On Thursday, City Council leader Raymond Johansen (AP) will reveal more information about Oslo’s infection situation. 

In the last 14 days, 620 new corona cases have been registered in Oslo.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today


1 Comment on "One third of corona-infected people in Oslo doesn’t know where they were infected"

  1. Huge spike a week after the bus strike ended, how come no one is talking about that? The trams were ridiculously full and no one was wearing masks.

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