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Norway's number of coronavirus patients on ventilators falls to zero

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Norway's number of coronavirus patients on ventilators falls to zero
A ventilator on display in Germany. Photo: AFP

There are no coronavirus patients on ventilators in Norway for the first time since March 10th.

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The Norwegian Directorate of Health (Helsedirektoratet) confirmed on Monday the landmark in the country's battle against the pandemic, media in the Nordic country report.

A total of six people remain hospitalised with Covid-19, the disease that results from the virus, as of Monday. None of the six are on ventilators but one is admitted to an intensive care unit, according to news agency NTB.

All hospitalisations are in the southeastern part of the country.

Since the first case of coronavirus was recorded in Norway at the end of February, a total of 8,981 people have tested positive for the virus. The country has suffered 253 deaths, according to health authority figures updated on Monday.

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