Norway’s coronavirus hospitalisations exceed levels from May

Norway’s coronavirus hospitalisations exceed levels from May
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With 54 people now admitted to hospital with Covid-19 across the country, Norway now has more people hospitalised with the virus than in the late spring.

Of the people in hospital with Covid-19, seven are in ICU care and three are receiving ventilator treatment, according to the latest figures from the national registration system MSIS.

The number is the highest total for hospitalisations with Covid-19 in Norway since May 15th, newspaper VG reports.

But the country is still some way from the situation it experienced at the high point of the spring wave of the virus, on April 1st, when 324 people were in hospital with 99 on ventilator treatment.

Norway’s 14-day cumulative number of COVID-19 cases per 100 000 is currently 37.7, according to the ECDC, currently the lowest number of any country in the EU and Schengen area plus the UK.

New restrictions were nevertheless set to be announced in the Nordic country on Monday in response to a trend of increasing infections.

As well as capital Oslo which has the country’s highest infection rates, Bergen, Bærum, Asker and Moss are the municipalities currently showing increased the most new cases, VG reports.

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