FHI believes that the peak of infection has been reached in Oslo and Viken. The same may seem to apply to corona admissions, even though there have been 12 covid deaths at Oslo University Hospital so far in February.
Monday announced Oslo University Hospital the 119th corona death at the hospital since the pandemic started.
– Friday 18. February, another inpatient with covid-19 disease died at OUS. This is the 119th death at the hospital related to the pandemic. We can not provide further information about the deceased, writes OUS on his Homepage.
Located well below the top from December
This means that so far in February, 12 hospitalized coronary patients have died at OUS. At the same time, the number of posts is lower than during the start of the fourth wave of infection last autumn.
On Tuesday evening, OUS reported that there were 48 hospitalized coronary patients. Seven of the corona patients were in the intensive care unit where five of them receive treatment with a respirator.
– The figures show patients who have been admitted due to, or are being treated for, covid-19. The figure does not include patients who have been admitted for other reasons, who test positive for covid-19 before or during admission, and who are not treated for covid-19, writes Oslo University Hospital.
During previous infection peaks, OUS has had over 60 corona patients, and at most it has been 23 intensive care patients with corona. Well, the situation is far less dramatic at the hospital.
Believes Oslo has a similar infection trend as Copenhagen
National Institute of Public Health believes that the infection trend in Oslo and Viken has stabilized, and now has a downward trend, while all other counties have an increasing infection trend. But the figures are not directly comparable due to changes in the test regime, FHI points out.
– It is a trend that is quite similar to that in Denmark. Where they have previously had the most infection is in Copenhagen, which now has the least infection. We see that the counties in Norway that have had the least infection now reach the same level as the others, said the director of infection control at FHI, Frode Forlandto NTB on Monday.
FHI has estimated that the peak of infection will come at the end of February and the beginning of March. The number of corona inmates can thus reach a peak around to weeks after that, but for sickness absence, the peak will probably harmonize more with when the peak of infection is.
– The infection trend is now gathering at a level around 4-5,000 registered infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the last few weeks in most counties in the country, says Forland.
He points out that there is a downward trend in the youngest age groups. This can be positive for sickness absence as infection in these age groups can lead to double absence: First, parents must be at home with sick children, then even when they have been infected by the children.