Oslo registered only 17 new corona cases in the last 24 hours: “The careful reopening is successful”

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Berit Roald / NTB
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A total of 17 new corona infection cases have been registered in Oslo in the last 24 hours, the health service in the capital stated on Saturday. That is 45 cases below the daily average of the previous seven days.

It is also 36 fewer cases than the day before and 44 fewer cases than on Thursday. On the same day last week, 92 cases of infection were registered, and in the last two weeks, an average of 65 cases of infection have been registered per day.

“The controlled and careful reopening of Oslo is successful, and we are very happy about that. This is just a single number, and daily figures will go up and down, but the big picture over time shows that what we do works,” City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP) told news bureau NTB about the development on Saturday.

“Many are returning to work”

The infection rates are highest in the Vestre Aker district, where the infection pressure amounts to 303 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants over the last two weeks. The Grorud district currently has the lowest infection rates, with an infection pressure of 43 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks.

“Our goal has always been that when we open up, we open up for good. We now see that many are returning to work after being unemployed for a long time,” Johansen stated.

A total of 36,919 Oslo citizens have been registered as infected with corona since March last year.

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

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