Only a small proportion of older people in Norway tested for coronavirus

Covid-19 testPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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Figures from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI) show that just under 11% of those who have been tested for coronavirus since July 1 are over 60 years of age.

Chief physician Preben Aavitsland at the FHI told NRK that the institute was not sure why that was the case but that it may play into the fact that older people are less socially active than young people.

Still, many can be infected without knowing it.

“We estimate that we only detect 50% of the infection in society,” he told the channel.

Aavitsland encouraged both the elderly and young people to get tested if they have symptoms.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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