The number of cases of infection and the number of corona patients is increasing. Troms and Finnmark, Oslo and Trøndelag have the highest infection pressure.
In the last 24 hours, 1783 corona infections have been registered in Norway. That is 269 more than the same day last week. The infection pressure is greatest in Troms and Finnmark, Oslo and Trøndelag.
– The epidemic is increasing in scope
In the last seven days, an average of 1505 corona infections have been registered per day, NTB’s overview shows.
The corresponding average seven days ago was 1145. The trend is therefore rising.
This was also confirmed by FHI’s weekly report, which came out on Wednesday. There has been an increase in the number of reported cases in the last three weeks.
– The epidemic is increasing in scope, especially among children and young people, who to a small extent become seriously ill. With more infection among children and young people, however, there is also a higher risk of an increase in infection among older unvaccinated and others with a greater risk of a serious course, said department director Line Vold in NIPH on Wednesday.
188 corona patients in hospital
The number of new patients admitted to hospital with covid-19 as the main cause has also increased in the last three weeks.
On Wednesday, 188 corona patients were hospitalized. There was one more than the day before.
52 of the patients are in the intensive care unit, and among them 24 are on a respirator. There are seven more on intensive care and five more on a respirator compared with the day before, according to the Norwegian Directorate of Health’s overview on Thursday morning.
Troms and Finnmark with the highest infection pressure
The latest weekly report from FHI shows that Troms and Finnmark counties have the most reported cases per 100,000 inhabitants for weeks 43 and 44 combined (installed at 637 per 100,000), followed by Oslo (471) and Trøndelag (446).
There was an increase in reported cases in all counties last week, especially in Trøndelag and Troms and Finnmark.
This week, several large cities have introduced stricter corona measures in the face of increased infection and heavy workload in the health service and in hospitals.
- Tromsø introduced mandates for face masks on public transport and in shops. There is also a requirement for a home office for most people. The new measures were adopted at an extraordinary chairmanship meeting on Tuesday.
- On Wednesday, Trondheim adopted a sanitary napkin order in public transport and in shops and shopping centers, and at the same time introduces the traffic light model in schools.
- Oslo will introduce mass testing in schools next week.
Planning for third dose
On Thursday, the news came that the National Institute of Public Health is now planning for a third dose of coronary vaccine for those under 65 years of age.
– The assessment will take place quickly, but a third dose has been approved after six months, so there are many under the age of 65 that are not relevant yet, says FHI director Camilla Stoltenberg to NRK.
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