The spread of the virus is still rising in Oslo and Viken, but is otherwise slowing down in the rest of the country

Akershus University HospitalAkershus University Hospital.Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix
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Urbanized Oslo and Akershus have 45 percent of all hospitalized Coronavirus patients in Norway now.

Aftenposten has analyzed figures and facts that are available about Coronavirus infection in Norway, with the provison that there are large dark figures because many are not tested.

Based on this, it can still be concluded that the spread of the Coronavirus is slowing down in most of the country, while it is increasing in Oslo and Viken counties.

This is supported, among other things, by the fact that every quarter of cases of infection in the country today are in Oslo.

In addition to the fact that 45 percent of hospitalized Covid-19 patients are in Ahus or Oslo hospitals, about half of all deaths so far are in Oslo and Viken, according to VG.

In other parts of the world, experience shows that most people are infected by family members and that the virus spreads faster the more densely populated an area is, where measures to keep a distance from other people are more difficult to comply with.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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4 Comments on "The spread of the virus is still rising in Oslo and Viken, but is otherwise slowing down in the rest of the country"

  1. Without vaccine yet, it will take off everywhere if people are ordered back to work and kids back to school. Trondheim’s discovery of inexpensive, effective tests is wonderful, but testing is after the fact … too late. Everyone cannot be tested every day.

    By contrast, even Cambridge University says homemade masks are better than nothing:

    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/disaster-medicine-and-public-health-preparedness/article/testing-the-efficacy-of-homemade-masks-would-they-protect-in-an-influenza-pandemic/0921A05A69A9419C862FA2F35F819D55

    “Our findings suggest that a homemade mask should only be considered as a last resort to prevent droplet transmission from infected individuals, but it would be better than no protection. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2013;0:1–6)”

    … although, of course, they should be bleach-washed after every use/exposure.

    It is vital Norway’s government orders as soon as possible that everyone wear even a homemade mask out in public, especially considering the 14-day incubation/contagiousness lead time.

  2. Berhane Haile | 2. April 2020 at 15:50 | Reply

    I think more old people will die as a matter of fact and this is not a big deal because they will anyhow die in the near future. The biggest problem with old people is they can’t take any precaution to prevent or any action after they are attacked by the virus. As a result more of them are to die eventually. Unfortunately Europe has too many old people, more than Africa, Asia or Latin America.

  3. “… and this is not a big deal because they will anyhow die in the near future.”

    What a sweetheart. So you don’t have any older *loved* ones.

    … except the virus is also targeting infants … and can mutate, turn around, and hit other, younger age groups too.

    How old are you? And do you have any family to talk to you about what you just said?

    Elders have what is known in business as “corporate knowledge” – acquired wisdom from often hard-earned experience. In a crisis like this, that can be vital.

    So what if (others come to think) *your* rice bowl – for whatever reason, not just age – has become … redundant?

  4. old wise and educated | 2. April 2020 at 16:35 | Reply

    Berhane–you’re having a laugh surely!
    Old geezers are less likely to catch it because they are already socially isolated–but if they do..that is when they are in greater danger.
    If we have morals, values, principles, and ethics..no life is expendable.
    People depend on me –I cant be pushing up daisies–and besides I am a great camp leader.
    I think you are a very young person–tha’s ok–I have learned heaps since then..and so will you with a bit of luck and a lot more smarts.

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