COVID-19 pandemic in Norway

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COVID-19 pandemic in Norway
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Norway by municipalities.png
Map of municipalities with confirmed coronavirus cases (red) and deaths (black) and Recovered (green) as of 10 May
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationNorway
Index caseTromsø
Arrival date26 February 2020
(4 months, 3 weeks and 5 days ago)
Confirmed cases8,175[1]
Active cases443
Recovered7,500[1]
Deaths
232[1]

The COVID-19 pandemic began in Norway on 26 February 2020, with cases increasing during the month of March. Physical distancing actions were introduced on 12 March.

Cases[change | change source]

The first death caused by COVID-19 was documented on 26 February 2020. Most confirmed cases that were traced to outside Norway were Norwegian tourists returning from Austria[2] and Italy.

Testing[change | change source]

As of 13 May 2020, Norway has performed 208,874 tests and reported 8,168 confirmed cases and 229 deaths.[1] One of the major reasons why the mortality rate was lower than in other European countries (such as Italy, Spain, the UK) was the high number of tests performed in Norway.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Nilsen, Av Sondre; Skjetne, Oda Leraan; Sfrintzeris, Yasmin; Røset, Hanna Haug; Hunshamar, Carina; Fraser, Sofie; Løkkevik, Ole; breaking-avdeling, og VGs. "Live: Corona-viruset sprer seg i Norge og verden". VG Nett.
  2. Andreassen, Tor Arne. "5. mars begynte varslene om koronasmittede skiturister å renne inn. Det tok ti dager før Østerrike stengte skiheisene". Aftenposten.
  3. Amundsen, Bård (26 March 2020). "Very low mortality rate from coronavirus in Norway compared to other countries". sciencenorway. Retrieved 28 March 2020.