Two in their 40s have died from the coronavirus

Grefsen church in OsloIllustration. Grefsen church in Oslo.Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix

The National Institute of Public Health has reported that a woman and man in their 40s have died from the coronavirus.  They were the youngest patients who have died in Norway.

From the Institute of Public Health’s daily report on Friday, it appears that FHI has been notified of the two new deaths during the past 24 hours. Prior to these latest deaths, a 51-year-old man was the youngest person who died from the virus.

Health Minister Bent Høie (H) at Friday’s press conference on the coronavirus situation expressed his sympathy for the relatives of the two deceased and others who have lost loved ones.

“This shows that the corona virus can be dangerous for people of all ages. It reminds us all of how important it is to continue to follow the infection control advice,“ said Høie.

It was VG newspaper that first reported on the two new deaths.

In total, FHI has been notified of 191 deaths among infected persons. The average age was 83 and 57 percent of the dead were men.

Six of the dead were in their 50s, 13 in their 60s, 44 in their 70s, 70s in their 80s and 56s over 90s.

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