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Increase in infection prevalence in Norway – highest numbers since the onset of the epidemic

Norway now has the highest infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants in the entire Nordic region, according to NRK. This fall’s strategy hasn’t worked well enough, says Camilla Stoltenberg, director of the National Institute of Public Health.

– There was no desire from the Norwegian Directorate of Health and the Ministry of Health for the infection to spread so much in schools, it increased faster than we expected, says Camilla Stoltenberg NRK.

Health Minister Bint Hoyi agrees with Stoltenberg that the strategy has failed.

– Høie tells NRK: – We have control, but not as much as we would like, and the spread is very high.

Highest number in one day in Oslo

In Oslo, 677 new infections were recorded in one day, the highest number so far during the pandemic.

However, Oslo City Council President Raymond Johansen rejects the immediate closure of Oslo.

– No, first of all, this is something that affected a few, and most of them were vaccinated. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful and follow the recommendations and rules we have, Raymond Johansen tells NRK.

In Norway, a total of 89 patients were hospitalized on Tuesday, an increase of ten people over the previous day. 22 of them are on iva, and 11 are on a ventilator, according to TT.

Reopening postponed – again

The rampant infection has consequences for Norway’s reopening, which has been postponed several times. Espen Nakstad, deputy director of health at the Norwegian Directorate of Health, has announced the suspension now so that more people have time to get vaccinated.

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We don’t have such good control, that it has increased as much as it has been increasing week by week. At the same time, more people will be vaccinated now, and this will help a lot, Nakstad told NRK.

Just over three million Norwegians have been fully vaccinated. 814 people infected with Covid have died in Norway during the pandemic.