After a period of stable infection rates, Tromsø infection picked up and was admitted to the new hospital this weekend. The University Hospital of Northern Norway (UNN) in Norway now has the highest number of corona inclusions since the onset of the epidemic.
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As the only district in Norway, the outbreak in Trams and Finmark was described as “increasing” Weekly Report of the National Institutes of Public Health (NIPH) Wednesday came.
The weekly report says there is uncertainty with the development of the infection throughout the rest of the fall and winter. Cold weather and weakening of the immune system over time provide the best conditions for the virus to spread.
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On Thursday, 121 corona patients were admitted to Norwegian hospitals. This is an increase of 26 patients over the previous week.
The number of victims has also increased. In Norway, 657 people have been diagnosed with corona in the last 24 hours. This is 258 more than the same day last week.
– When the community is opened and people start communicating with each other again, the infection increases. Unfortunately the corona epidemic is not over yet, but after the reopening most people have realized that “it’s over now”, Steiner Westin, professor of social medicine at NTNU, continues to Dagbladet:
– Now hospital admissions are on the rise again and we need to remind each other that the virus is still with us. The fact that we have to deal with the fact that this epidemic is not over may be a warning to all of us, he says.
Westin believes there is reason to believe there are more dark numbers among victims.
– Many of the younger ones do not get the most noticeable symptoms of the disease, so they are not tested. But they are still contagious. We need to constantly monitor admissions statistics. When they go up, there is a kind of end to the spread of infection.
– Risk of multiple inclusions
Over the past 24 hours, enrollment has increased, but it’s too early to say that this is a trend, says Line Vault, director of the FHI’s department.
– We see an increase in the number of first-time infected patients in Troms and Finmark and now an increase in hospital admissions, he says.
The director of the department says that because of the high vaccine coverage in Norway, it is now easier to reverse negative growth than it was in infectious diseases.
– As we now enter the autumn and winter months, there is a risk of more combinations with Govt-19 and other respiratory diseases. He says we follow the situation closely nationally and internationally and have a high level of readiness.
– Challenging situation
Assistant Director of Health Espen Rostrup Naxstad says this is a challenging situation in Health North and especially in Tromso.
– Now that we live normally, we see both fully vaccinated and non-vaccinated people being affected. It’s hard to avoid, but it’s important not to overdo it. As of today, he says, we are on the verge of becoming more ready for hospitals, especially the University Hospital in northern Norway.
Hospitals being on standby is a “precautionary” measure, with increased staffing and equipment, so you can be sure that you can run the hospital well, says Nuxstad.
This is a positive thing, he says:
– We are far from a large number of combinations before the epidemic. In other parts of the country this trend seems to be stable.
Nakstad says it is uncertain what will happen to the growth in the number of people admitted to the hospital.
– We do not know how much contact we have with each other and how contagious we are. People over the age of 65 receive a third dose before Christmas, and less severe illnesses can be found among older people. But if the fever and flu are high, it could be a challenge to the health service in the coming months.
Knoxstad says the flu season usually begins in January and lasts until February.
– It’s a difficult month for all hospitals, but it’s a situation that hospitals are preparing for, he says.
– With a regular celebration, will a safe Christmas come?
– We can live normally because we are well vaccinated. The advantage of Christmas celebrations is that you do not take much bus and train because you have a holiday at work, so you do not have such close contacts. I think it will be good with Christmas, says Nuxstad.
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