Corona infections increased by 54 percent in one week

Corona infections increased by 54 percent in one week

The incidence of the disease is increasing in Norway, with 1,144 new coronary cases registered in Norway in the last 24 hours. ukes reports.

It has doubled since the same day last week, and for the first time since September 14, more than a thousand new infections have been reported in the country in a single day.

A total of 4,357 cases have been reported so far last week. New corona cases are up 54 percent from the previous week, and the first increase since the 35th week of decline.

At the same time, there have been major changes in the officers’ testing strategy throughout the fall, so the figures are not entirely comparable.

Most of those admitted to the hospital are elderly people who have been fully vaccinated

The number of inpatients has increased over the past week. So far, 75 new patients have been admitted with Covit-19 as the main cause in the 42nd week, after two weeks before 61 and 56.

There have been five or fewer inpatients under the age of 30 in the last six weeks, while there is an increasing trend among those aged 45 and over.

The average age of those fully hospitalized with Covit-19 is 77 years up to date.

The number of admissions is now increasing, but the incidence of infections is still low compared to previous periods, and the efficiency of hospitals is not threatened, they write.

Less contact, better hygiene and the vaccine works

There is uncertainty about growth in the remaining fall and winter.

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– The FHI writes that cold weather, weakening of the immune system over time, and possible changes in the virus provide the best conditions for the virus to spread.

But they write that this can be counteracted by “widespread immunization in the population after vaccination, good hygiene habits, isolating the sick and less contact among the population.”

The number of vaccinators is increasing. 4.2 million Norwegians over the age of 12 have received the first dose, and more than 3.7 million have received the second dose. This is similar to the share of 78 and 69 percent of the population, respectively.

The FHI report writes that high vaccine coverage controls the spread of infection, while the vaccine protects those who have been vaccinated against the aggressive course.

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