Update: 318 new corona infection cases registered in Oslo in the last 24 hours

Oslo - Barcode - Bjørvika - SørengaPhoto: Cornelius Poppe / NTB

An increase in the number of coronavirus and RS virus cases, as well as the upcoming flu season, may lead to measures being introduced in Oslo. In the last 24 hours, 318 new corona infection cases have been registered.

In the last two weeks, an average of 184 infection cases has been registered per day in Oslo.

At the same time, as the infection rates are rising, the flu season is on its way. It has not yet been considered to introduce measures in the capital, but it may be relevant at a later point in time, Health Councilor Robert Steen (AP) told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

“If these three things at the same time lead to great pressure on the health service, and perhaps especially the hospitals, then we must consider whether measures are necessary again,” Steen said.

“But there is nothing about the corona situation on its own that makes us consider introducing measures today,” he added.

The infection rates are highest in the Alna district, with an infection pressure of 968 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks. The figures are lowest in the districts of St. Hanshaugen, Grünerløkka, and Nordre Aker.

The peak of infection in Oslo was registered on August 30 this year, with 680 cases in one day.

A total of 57,166 Oslo citizens have been registered as infected with corona since March last year.

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