Stord Hospital is closed to visitors


The number of infected people in Stord has increased sharply in the last week, and this has led to restrictions in neighboring municipalities as well.

Among other things, Bømlo municipality has introduced a temporary visit ban on Bømlo housing and health center after a student who had an internship there before the weekend, was diagnosed with covid-19. This has led to more patients and staff at the old people’s home being quarantined.

Both Stord municipality and Bømlo municipality went out on Friday and encouraged residents to stay at home as much as possible in their free time, but so far no restrictions have been introduced on planned events.

On Saturday, the hospital received its first covid-19 hospitalized patient since April. The number of infections in Stord municipality has increased in recent days. On Saturday, they received eleven new cases, according to VG.

Two of those who were reported infected on Friday are students at Stord upper secondary school. The infection tracing has led to about 143 students and four teachers being quarantined, the municipality writes.

The municipality is concerned about the infection situation related to Halloween on Saturday 31 October and encourages everyone who intends to mark the day to follow the National Institute of Public Health’s Halloween advice.

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