Three more people have tested positive for coronavirus
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The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) has today confirmed that three more people have tested positive for coronavirus. There are now four cases in total confirmed in Norway. None of them are seriously ill.
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The tests were analysed at Oslo University Hospital and the results were confirmed by the NIPH.
Two of the people have links to the outbreak in Italy and live in Oslo. The third person has a link to the outbreak in Iran and lives in Bærum.
All three are in isolation at home and are being followed up by local healthcare services in their respective municipalities.
Contact tracing is ongoing. Identified contacts will be followed up individually by the local healthcare services according to current NIPH routines.
“It is not unexpected that we are now seeing new cases of COVID-19”, says Geir Bukholm, Division Director at the NIPH.
“It is important to point out that these are still individual cases linked to cases from abroad and that we do not have an ongoing transmission of infection in Norway,” he adds.
Good infection control routines in place
The NIPH provides advice and assists the municipalities with further follow-up. The NIPH and the healthcare services are prepared to handle cases like this in a good and safe way.