More than 4,100 people live permanently or temporarily in Oslo’s 43 nursing homes and care centers, and Corona infection has been found in just over half of them. They’ve now been closed to all visitors after at least 27 residents tested positive as of late last week.
Newspaper Aftenposten reported that the residents most likely have been infected by nursing home staff. In one case, an employee at the Lillohjemmet nursing home in the Grefsen district tested positive for Corona and was quickly put in isolation.
Tests now show that fully 22 nursing homes in Oslo have had at least one infected employee or resident. Another 280 residents were tested late last week, confirming infection among residents at nine nursing homes. Two have died of the covid-19 illness.
The city has now also tested 739 employees of its nursing home division including administrative staff. After 45 tested positive, 624 were put into quarantine and are now working from home.