Update: 6,540 new corona cases registered in Norway in the last 24 hours, new daily record reported in Oslo

Corona test centerPhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

In the last 24 hours, 6,540 corona infection cases have been registered in Norway. In Oslo alone, almost 3,300 new cases have been registered, by far the highest number in a single day so far.

In the last seven days, an average of 6,622 corona cases have been registered per day. The corresponding average seven days ago was 3,780.

A total of 450,908 people have now tested positive for corona in Norway, according to the National Institute of Public Health (FHI). On January 6, 2022, 8,385 cases were registered in Norway, which is the highest number of cases in a single day to date.

Oslo record

For Oslo, the number of cases in the last 24 hours is by far the highest so far during the pandemic. The figures for Monday, which the Municipality published on its website on Tuesday night, show that 3,296 new cases have been registered in the capital.

That is 2,251 more than the same day last week and 2,402 more than on Sunday.

The previous daily peak in infection in Oslo was registered on January 7, 2022. At that time, 2,170 new cases were registered.

In the last two weeks, an average of 1,326 infection cases per day have been registered in Oslo.

The infection rates are highest in the Søndre Nordstrand district, with an infection pressure of 3,531 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks. 

The figures are lowest in Nordre Aker, Ullern, and Nordstrand districts.

A total of 113,372 Oslo citizens have been registered as infected with the coronavirus since March 2020.

270 corona patients hospitalized

On Monday, 270 corona patients were admitted to hospitals in Norway – 13 more than the day before.

Out of the total, 92 patients are in intensive care, and 63 of them are on respirators, according to the Norwegian Directorate of Health’s overview.

A total of 1,350 corona-infected people have died in Norway since March 2020, preliminary figures show.

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