The omicron variant is now dominant in Trondheim

TrondheimPhoto: Ole Martin Wold / NTB

A total of 84 corona-infected people have been registered in Trondheim in the last 24 hours, nine fewer than the day before. The omicron variant has become dominant in the Municipality.

“Today, we received a report from the laboratory at St. Olav’s hospital that omicron has become the dominant variant, with a share of approximately 60%. As of December 31, a total of 296 cases of the omicron variant had been reported. This applies to almost the entire age range,” municipal director Morten Wolden stated on Friday.

Despite relatively stable infection rates, the situation can change quickly. 

“The situation is described as challenging with frequent changes in quarantine requirements. We expect it will be demanding to follow up on schools and kindergartens in the future (in terms of infection tracing). 

“Now that the omicron variant has become the dominant variant, it will no longer be possible to have thorough infection tracking of all cases, but until further notice, those who state an unknown site of infection will be contacted as far as capacity allows us to do so,” Wolden said.

Booster doses

Among the infection cases that have been registered in the last 24 hours, 19 have been detected among people in their 20s. In addition, there are 12 cases among people in their 30s and 40s, figures from Trondheim Municipality show.

Around 29,000 people who are 45 years or older need to receive a booster dose of the corona vaccine for the Municipality to reach the goal vaccination rate of 90%.

“We will soon be done with vaccinating health personnel (municipalities and hospitals) with a booster dose, and we have started vaccinating employees in schools and kindergartens,” Wolden noted.

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