The Norwegian media has published a total of 410,000 reports about the Coronavirus outbreak. The most notable reports concerned Prime Minister Erna Solberg.
At most, 8,500 reports a day were published about the pandemic. Normally, the Norwegian media reports a total of 7,000 stories a day, according to figures provided by analysis firm Retriever, writes Media24.
The analysis shows that the reports accelerated after the first Norwegian Coronavirus case was confirmed. In week 12, between March 16 and 22, 47,943 stories about the virus were published.
By comparison, 102,000 reports were published on July 22 until October 22, 2011. To date, 450,000 cases about terrorist acts have been published. Swine flu in 2009 and 2010 generated 70,000 stories.
The most talked-about person so far in 2020 is Prime Minister Erna Solberg, with her being mentioned in 13,500 reports. Health Minister Bent Høie has been referenced in 10,000 stories. Then comes Health Director Bjørn Guldvog, Minister of Knowledge and Integration Guri Melby and Director Camilla Stoltenberg at the Institute of Public Health with 3,700, 2,800, and 2,100 references respectively.
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