Update: 871 new corona cases have been registered in Norway in the last 24 hours

Nurse patient coronaPhoto: Jil Yngland / NTB
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In the last 24 hours, 871 corona infection cases have been registered in Norway. That is 198 fewer than the day before and 113 fewer than the same day last week.

As of midnight on Thursday night, 96,079 corona-infected people have been registered in the country since February last year, according to preliminary figures from the National Reporting System for Infectious Diseases (MSIS).

In the last seven days, a total of 5,975 new infection cases have been registered in Norway. 4.6 million corona tests have so far been performed in the country.

A total of 650,908 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the corona vaccine, while 275,341 people have received the second dose.

Decrease in infection

Last week, 5,818 new corona cases were registered. That is a decrease of 11%, at the same time as a record number of people got tested.

The R-number has been 1.0 since March 9, according to the National Institute of Public Health’s (FHI) weekly report. That means that every corona-infected person in Norway, on average, infects one other person. 

In the report, this is called a stable phase. In week 11, the number was 1.4.

The FHI estimates that about 65% of infection cases in Norway in the last two weeks have been detected. 

The proportion of positive corona tests has fallen from 3.39% to 2.89%. More than 200,000 people tested for coronavirus in week 12. In particular, there was an increase in the number of people tested in the age group 20–39 years.

Hospitalized corona patients

On Wednesday, 293 corona patients were hospitalized – five more than the day before. 

The FHI estimates that, in three weeks, there will be about 300 corona patients in hospitals if the preliminary infection trend continues.

A total of 673 corona-infected people have died in Norway since March 2020, preliminary figures show. It is not always possible to establish whether patients have died of or with COVID-19.

The age group with the most deaths is people who are 80–89 years old.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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