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More confirmed cases of coronavirus

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has been informed of new cases of COVID-19 disease, bringing the total to seven confirmed cases in Norway.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has been informed of new cases of COVID-19 disease, bringing the total to seven confirmed cases in Norway.


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28.02.20 Two new cases

The NIPH was informed that two new people had tested positive for coronavirus. Neither of them are seriously ill.

The samples were analysed at Oslo University Hospital and Haukeland University Hospital. The samples were sent to the NIPH for confirmation.

Both people are connected to the outbreak in Italy and live in Oslo and Bergen, respectively. They are in quarantine at home and are being followed up by the local healthcare services in their municipalities.

29.02.20 Updated status on the coronavirus situation at Oslo University Hospital

Contact tracing is ongoing. Contacts will be followed up individually by the local healthcare services according to current routines.

The NIPH is providing advice and is assisting the municipalities with further follow-up.

29.02.20 New case reported, bringing the total to seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease in Norway

“We expect to have more individual cases in Norway after travelling abroad. We may also have individual cases who were infected in Norway but where the infection can be traced abroad. However, this does not mean that we have ongoing transmission in the country,” says Geir Bukholm, Executive Director at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.