Five new people in Balestrand have tested positive for the corona while they have been in quarantine.
- It shows how important it is to put close contacts in quarantine, even if these tests are negative. That those who are now sick have been in quarantine, shows that we have done a good job in tracking the infection, but also that the first person who got sick tested himself, so that we could find the others as quickly as possible, says infection control doctor Leiv Erik Husabø.
After the five positive test results that came on Tuesday, there are now 14 isolated and 19 people in quarantine in Balestrand. Husabø emphasizes that apart from the first case, all those infected in the outbreak in Balestrand have a known route of infection.
- The outbreak is limited, and no one is seriously ill, he says. The municipality is in close dialogue with the National Institute of Public Health, and the assessment is that it is not necessary to implement further measures in municipal institutions as the situation is now.