What is the status of new coronavirus cases in Norway?

The Local
The Local - [email protected] • 6 Oct, 2020 Updated Tue 6 Oct 2020 10:42 CEST
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The latest update of new cases of Covid-19 in Norway shows 95 positive tests registered in the last day.

A total of 14,604 infections with coronavirus have now been registered in Norway since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the national registration system for infectious diseases (Meldesystemet for smittsomme sykdommer, MSIS).

That corresponds to 95 new cases registered in the last day, up to midnight on Monday.

The previous two days saw a total of 243 registered new cases, Dagbladet writes, with 148 cases registered on Monday.

A positive test takes an average of two days to be registered in the MSIS system, the newspaper notes. That means the figure can give a somewhat misleading impression of the current situation, as it does not reflect when the tests were taken, but when their results were registered.

With a handful of exceptions, daily new cases of coronavirus have been between 100 and 150 nationally since the first week of September, according to VG’s running tally. That tally currently assesses the trend of new case numbers for the whole country as ‘flat’, rather than increasing or decreasing. 18 municipalities across the country are considered to have increasing case numbers.

In Oslo, where authorities have been most concerned about an increase in cases, 54 people were registered as having tested positive during the last day, NRK reports on Tuesday morning.

The figure, which comes from Oslo Municipality’s own running count, is the highest recorded in the capital for around ten days.

Oslo and surrounding municipalities last week announced local restrictions aimed at prevent increased spread of Covid-19.

National restrictions are scheduled to ease in October, with Prime Minister Erna Solberg last week stating that “national infection figures are at a relatively low level” despite the necessity of local measures.

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25 people in Norway are currently receiving hospital treatment for coronavirus, according to Monday’s latest figures. One of these is receiving ventilator treatment.

275 people in Norway have lost their lives to the virus since the start of the global pandemic.

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The Local 2020/10/06 10:42

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