Still concernedAssistant Director of Health, Espen Nakstad, believes the biggest concern now is that the infection can spread further from the school graduates to the unvaccinated in the parent generation. But the graduates are tested regularly, and it should be possible to keep control, he stated. “At the same time, there is uncertainty associated with the situation in Eastern Norway. We are still concerned that especially younger age groups can contribute to a good deal of the spread of infection,” Nakstad told news bureau NTB.
The age group 10–19 years has stood out strongly in Oslo in the last two weeks with significantly higher infections than other age groups. Nakstad nevertheless reminds people that the infection as a whole is not particularly high in Oslo now.
Hoping for further reopening
At the same time, infection rates nationally have gone in the opposite direction. In week 22, 1,993 new cases of infection were reported. That is a reduction of 17% from 2,410 cases of infection in week 21. NTB has taken the figures reported to the national database MSIS just after midnight every day as its starting point.
“It looks like we are now starting to get more control both in Trondheim and other places where we have struggled with outbreaks,” Nakstad stated.
“It bodes well that we can start the further reopening process,” he added.
A decision on the next step in the reopening can probably be expected by next week.
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