Infection continues to increase in Norway, and above all it is on the rise among children and young people.
In the last 24 hours, 1626 new cases of infection have been registered in the country. There were 597 more cases than average in the previous seven days.
According to the weekly report of the National Institutes of Public Health (FHI), there has been an increase in the number of cases reported in the last two weeks. Last week, in the 43rd week, there were currently 6943 corona cases recorded, an increase of 58 percent from the 42nd week, where there are 4395 cases.
The number of weekly deaths has also increased in the last two weeks. After 11 deaths in the 42nd week, 16 Govt-19 related deaths have been reported so far in the 43rd week.
There is a rising incidence of the disease on Wednesday in 103 municipalities across the country. Trondheim and Tromsø experience particularly high infectious pressure, and there are only local recommendations in Norway.
Assistant Director of Health Espen Nakstad tells VG that it is important that all municipalities with high epidemic pressure now continue to assess the situation.
– Whether they are waiting for reinforced advice, actions or situation will vary. Most importantly, the situation is being closely monitored in municipalities with increasing incidence of infections and increasing number of hospitals.
Nakstad says there are currently no plans to introduce new national councils or activities from the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
– Because we want to see the effect of municipal actions first. In addition, National Councils still apply to stay home when you are unwell. In addition, isolation by Covit-19 is still required by Covit-19 regulations. This applies throughout Norway.
Most infections among children and adolescents
At 43 weeks the population-related cases ranged in age from 6-12, with 341 per 100,000 population. It was 232 per 100,000 among 13-19 year olds, the FHI report shows.
In these age groups, the number of cases reported last week has doubled.
The municipality of Trondheim has recently seen a sharp increase in epidemics. They wrote in a press release on Tuesday that the municipality no longer has time to call all of the Corona victims and that victims should be notified via SMS.
On Wednesday, Trondheim reported 218 new cases of infection in the last 24 hours, many of them under the age of 20.
Of the 218 victims, 92 were aged 10-20, the municipality said.
The municipal administration has called for an extraordinary crisis meeting on Wednesday afternoon due to rising infections.
– The situation of health service in the city is starting to become complicated. Mayor Rita Otterwick says staff have been working on the margins since before, and now it’s starting to become more important with the corona wave over colds and flu. AddressCivisen.
Admission will increase
The number of new patients admitted to the hospital due to Govit-19 increased last week, the FHI writes in its weekly report. After 79 in the 42nd week, 105 new patients have been reported so far in the 43rd week.
As of Wednesday, 167 corona patients had been admitted to hospital, according to figures from the Norwegian Directorate of Health. Of these, 37 are receiving intensive care.
At 43 weeks 99 new patients admitted with Covit-19 were vaccinated. Of these 99, 33 were unvaccinated and 60 were fully vaccinated. The report says that among those who have not been vaccinated, the incidence of new hospital admissions is significantly higher than among those who have not been vaccinated.
There are more people who have been vaccinated than those who have not been vaccinated – which also means that more inpatients have been vaccinated. However, the rate (incidence) is significantly higher among those who are not vaccinated than when they are vaccinated.
This means that those who are not vaccinated have a higher risk of being admitted and fewer of them.
Knoxstad: – Request
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AHAS is one of the hospitals where a lot of patients come with respiratory infections and many patients suffering from coronavirus are coming.
St. in Trondheim At Olav’s Hospital, they have difficulty discharging completed patients because municipalities / nursing homes are unable to receive them. The Health Foundation decided Tuesday Raise the readiness to yellow
So far, St. Olav has been hospitalized with seven coronas, but they expect this to increase.
– There is no doubt that the condition of Ahaz and many other hospitals is demanding in epidemics. We have a good understanding of this, and with the large influx of patients suffering from respiratory infections we see Ahaz doing well with the challenges they currently face, Nuxstad told VG on Tuesday.
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