The number of new corona cases in Bergen is declining, but local health authorities are still concerned

Testing station in BergenPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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A total of 153 new infection cases have been registered in Bergen in the last 24 hours. Despite the declining infection trend, the chief infection control officer is concerned.

“There has now been a 46% reduction in the average number of infection cases in the last seven days. The infection trend is declining in Bergen over time, but we are still concerned that we may have an increase in the number of infected people after the celebration of the Christmas holidays,” chief infection control officer Marit Voltersvik said. 

She emphasized that the authorities are following the infection situation closely and encouraged everyone to follow the infection control rules and take a rapid test if they suspect they are infected.

A total of 1,705 people tested themselves in Bergen on Monday. The 153 new infection cases are distributed among different age groups as follows in the: 9 (0-5), 16 (6-12), 10 (13-19), 37 (20-29), 30 (30-39), 23 (40-49 ), 8 (50-59), 12 (60-69), 6 (70-79), 2 (over 80).

In the last seven days, an average of 140 corona cases have been registered per day in Bergen. One week ago, the corresponding figure was 261. 

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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