The department has been placed in quarantine and the municipality is ramping up vaccination.
After five people at asylum reception in Tingvoll tested positive for rapid tests on Tuesday, testing of all 135 residents began on Wednesday.
After the rapid tests were completed, there were four positive cases.
– This means that we have quarantined a section of eight residents, says municipal chief physician Bjarne Storst in Tingfull municipality Thursday morning.
– We are intensifying vaccinations for the population, and today we will launch about 30 vaccines to reduce the possibility of disease outbreaks and the spread of infection in the future, he said.
More infected people in asylum reception centers – isolation and quarantine can be difficult
Two of the people at the reception who tested positive for Tuesday’s rapid test are first and third graders at Tingvoll Elementary and Middle School. Rapid testing of students in classes did not lead to positive results.
On the other hand, the group test of all classes at Tingvoll High School revealed an infection in Norwegian Class 1.
— In a single test on Wednesday, we identified a positive person who had been isolated, says Storst.
In the rest of the population, Tingvoll municipality has five people with a positive PCR test confirmed within the past six days.
Four of them have a transit route from Kristiansund, and the fifth has an unknown transit route. Two of these tested negative in the rapid test several days after exposure. Everyone is in relatively good overall shape, Sturst says.
He points out that the rapid tests have less sensitivity to the now prevalent omicron mutation.
Even with a negative rapid test, it is important to follow infection control recommendations and any retests with PCR.
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