Virus-infected Norwegians are likely to infect only 0.7 people on average. The Corona situation is now under control in Norway, according to the Minister of Health.
– Before we introduced the strict measures, every person in Norway infected on average 2.5 other people with the Corona virus. If this development had been allowed to continue, we probably would have been in the same situation today in Norway as we see in some countries elsewhere in Europe, said Health Minister Bent Høie at Monday’s press conference.
The government’s goal was for each infected person to infect a maximum of one other person.
– Now new figures from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health show that every Corona infection in Norway is likely to infect an average of 0.7 other people. This means that we have got the Corona epidemic under control, says Høie.
Hospitals can now plan for more normal operations and more planned treatment wherever possible. Many hospitals have had to adapt for an extraordinary situation as a result of the Corona eruption.
“At the same time, we must continue our efforts to build up the intensive capacity considering that we still have a Corona epidemic,” said Høie.
He thanked all Norwegians who followed the government’s advice.
– The efforts of the Norwegian people have given us a solid advantage, and we must keep that advantage, says Høie.
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