Wednesday, May 18

16,877 new corona infections registered in the last 24 hours – a new record

In the last seven days, an average of 12,529 corona infections have been registered per day.

The corresponding average seven days ago was 7888, so the trend is rising.

On Thursday, 249 corona patients were hospitalized. There were nine more than the day before.

70 of the patients are in the intensive care unit, and 51 of them receive respiratory treatment. There are 36 fewer in intensive care and 21 fewer in respirator compared with the day before, according to the Norwegian Directorate of Health’s overview.

A total of 571,655 people have now tested positive for corona in Norway, according to the National Institute of Public Health.

A total of 1413 corona-infected people have died in Norway since March 2020, preliminary figures show.

The previous 24-hour record for Norway was 20 January this year. At that time, 15,987 infected people were registered.

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