Significant increase of the Coronavirus infection among immigrants in Norway

Oslo University Hospital, RikshospitaletOslo. Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix
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As many as 37 percent of those who have contracted the Coronavirus infection in Norway last week, before Easter are immigrants. Most are from Somalia.

One in ten people in Norway who were diagnosed with the Coronavirus infection during the last week before Easter were born in Somalia, figures show from last weeks report Aftenposten has received from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

The report covers the period from the 30th of March to the 5th of April. Here it is stated that during week 14, 1,112 new cases of the Coronavirus infection was reported throughout Norway. Of these, 108 were born in Somalia.

The immigrant share, ie the share of residents in Norway born abroad, is about 15 percent in 2020.

The government announced on Tuesday that they will give NOK 10 million to NGOs to improve the information about the Coronavirus is affecting immigrants.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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