Stoltenberg: The increase in infection in Norway is serious

Camilla StoltenbergPhoto: Ali Zare / NTB

Although the vaccination rate in Norway is high – and continues to rise – the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (FHI) believes the sharp increase in infection in recent weeks is a serious matter.

“We believe this latest increase in the spread of infection is serious, first and foremost because the infection will affect a number of people who will become seriously ill. 

“If the increase in infection continues to spread so rapidly, it will spread to large parts of the population and several age groups,” FHI chief Camilla Stoltenberg said during a press conference about the corona situation in Norway on Friday.

There are still around 500,000 adults in Norway who have not been vaccinated. If everyone under the age of 18 is included, almost 1.6 million people in Norway are without protection from vaccines.

“As time goes on, we will see that a larger number of those who become infected become ill and die – also among the vaccinated and fully vaccinated,” Stoltenberg said.

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