According to a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Norway has not seen any excess mortality at all over the last three months, despite 237 people dying with coronavirus during the pandemic,
“Our study shows that the general death rate in the population has been normal in recent months,” the agency said in its weekly mortality report.
“A few weeks ago, there were signs of some excess mortality during weeks 15 and 16 [April 6 – April 20], but the the death rate has since returned to normal.”
Across Europe as a whole there were 168,000 excess deaths between the start of the epidemic in March and the end of May, according to the European Mortality Monitoring Project, run by Denmark's Statens Serum Institut.
In Norway around 900 people die each year from influenza, but this year's seasonal flu epidemic was ended early when infection measures were introduced in March.
Here is a graph from the institute showing how the weekly death rate has remained within the normal curve.