56 people infected with coronavirus in Norway

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The Local - [email protected] • 4 Mar, 2020 Updated Wed 4 Mar 2020 18:27 CEST
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A total of 56 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Norway.

The total of confirmed infections in the country has increased by over 20 during the last day, according to figures updated by the Norwegian Institute for Public Health (FHI) on Wednesday evening. 

None of the people so far infected in Norway are seriously ill or hospitalized. The affected individuals have been placed in home quarantine under the care of local health services, FHI said.

The past 24 hours have seen 23 new cases Norway. All of the new cases have been traced to outbreaks abroad. There are no new cases associated with the outbreak at the Ullevål campus of Oslo University Hospital.

Norway has the most coronavirus cases of the Nordic countries. According to FIH, this may be because Norway is testing many people and because many of those who have tested positive have been on holiday in northern Italy.

“We see that in Norway we have more positive tests than in the other Nordic countries. We think that this reflects that we in Norway are now testing many people and that very many of them have come home from northern Italy during the Norwegian winter break,” FHI head of department Line Vold said via the health authority’s website.

However, the health authority believes the spread of infection in Norway may be entering a new phase in which infections in Norway may not always be possible to trace to a known outbreak area.


More to follow

The coronavirus situation in Norway remains less serious than in other countries, but you can keep up to date with the latest news via this article, which also includes official guidelines on the everyday precautions you can take and what to do if you have travelled to outbreak areas or are concerned about symptoms. The article will be updated on an ongoing basis.

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The Local 2020/03/04 18:27

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