Over 900 cases of the mutated coronavirus have been detected in Norway

Corona testingPhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB

A total of 905 people have been infected with the British and South African virus mutations, according to figures from the National Institute of Public Health (FHI). That is an increase of 84 cases from Monday.

A total of 87 cases of the South African virus variant have been detected, as well as 818 cases of the British variant, according to figures from the FHI.

The variants appear to be more contagious than the common coronavirus but do not increase the risk of serious illness, based on what is known so far.

According to the FHI’s overview, the British virus variant is most prevalent in Oslo and Viken, with 234 and 326 cases detected, respectively. 

The South African variant has the greatest prevalence in Western Norway and Nordland, with 45 and 26 cases, respectively.

So far, in December, January, and February, a total of 3,969 virus samples have been analyzed at the FHI. Samples have also been analyzed elsewhere in the country.

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