This is the corona situation in Norwegian municipalities as the government presents its strategy for a gradual reopening of society.
At midnight on Wednesday night, 100,149 corona-infected people had been registered in this country since February last year, NTB reports with reference to preliminary figures.
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– It is an expected development, which has been lower than in many other countries. And then there are some that you do not know if have been infected. Especially in the first half of the pandemic, there were many who were positive, but who were not tested, says assistant health director Espen Nakstad to VG.
He believes the real number of infected in Norway is somewhere up to 200,000.
In the last 24 hours, 900 new corona infections have been registered in Norway. That is 327 more than the day before, but 169 fewer than the same day last week, according to NTB.
In the last seven days, a total of 4941 new cases of infection have been registered in Norway.
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The municipalities with the highest infection pressure
Fjord municipality (Møre og Romsdal) and Rælingen municipality (Viken) are among the municipalities with the highest infection pressure in the last 14 days, shows a national overview prepared by the Emergency Management Agency in Oslo with figures from the National Institute of Public Health. This infection pressure map shows municipalities with high inside numbers with a dark color. In Fjord municipality, the number is 1373 new cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. In pure numbers, there are 35 new cases of infection during the period. In Rælingen, the incidence is 998. Here, 185 new cases of infection were registered during the period. The figures have been updated as of 6 April.
Click here to see the infection pressure map for Norway (Emergency Management Agency in Oslo)
Drammen: 457 new cases of infection in 14 days
In Drammen, the district Fjell still has a high infection pressure, 1233 (as of 5 April), while the district Gulskogen and Rødskog come in second place with 733 new cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
In the entire municipality of Drammen, 36 new cases of infection were reported on Wednesday in the last 24 hours. That is 15 more than the day before. The number of incidents for Drammen is 449. 457 new cases of infection have been registered in the municipality in the last 14 days.
Of the 36 new infected in the last 24 hours, eight have an unknown route of infection, while it is unclear for one person, the municipality states.
The remaining 27 have a known route of infection.
– Too early to conclude after Easter
According to NTB, municipal chief physician John David Johannessen says that it is too early to conclude about how this year’s Easter holiday has affected the spread of infection, but believes it is positive that the increase in infection compared with the previous week is not greater.
– In the previous seven days, we reported an average of 25 new cases of infection per day, and in the seven days before that, an average of 40 new cases were reported per day. We still expect that it will take a few days before we can say something about the infection trend after the Easter holidays, says the municipal chief.
Moss: – Good at following the rules
– At Easter, we have had low infection rates. This is because Mossers have been good at following the corona rules, because good work is being done with testing and tracking and because we have such strict measures in Moss, says municipal chief Kristian Krogshus to Moss Avis on Wednesday.
The municipalities in the former Østfold county report 69 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours, reports NTB.
Fredrikstad has the most new cases with its 22. Here, 21 of the infected have a known route of infection, the municipality states on its website.
Sarpsborg has registered 16 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours. Here, two of the cases have an unknown route of transmission.
In Moss, the infection trend has reversed, and the infection is still high. In the last 24 hours, nine new corona cases have been registered, Moss Avis reports.
In Halden and Indre Østfold municipalities, nine and 13 new cases are reported, respectively. In Halden, there are two cases of unknown route of infection, while all of the new infected in Indre Østfold are close contacts to previous cases of infection.
705,000 have received vaccine doses
A total of 705,835 people received the first dose of the coronary vaccine, and 284,767 people received the second dose.
On Tuesday, 296 corona patients were hospitalized. A total of 677 corona-related deaths have been registered since March 2020, preliminary figures show.
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