Oslo sets new record, tests 4,168 people for coronavirus within 24 hours

Raymond JohansenPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

A record number of Oslo people tested themselves for the coronavirus this week. Over 15,000 people took the test in the last four days. 

On Wednesday, a new daily record was set with 4,168 tests.

After the mutated variants of the virus were discovered in Oslo, the Municipality intensified the work on testing, infection detection, isolation, and quarantine.

“Increased testing is one of our most important weapons in the fight against the mutated variants of the virus. 

“(The fact) that so many people have tested themselves in recent days, partly due to the City Council’s encouragement, is very gratifying. 

“With increased testing, the infection numbers also increase somewhat, but the more of the infection we detect, the more effective our work on infection detection, quarantine, and isolation becomes,” City Council chief Raymond Johansen (AP) noted.

During the first four days of this week, more than 15,000 Oslo residents tested themselves for the coronavirus.

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