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Norway: 42 infected in SECOND Christmas dinner superspreader event – Omicron suspected

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42 people have so far been diagnosed with Covid following a Christmas dinner at Maarud on Saturday 27th November. It includes company employees, hosts, entertainment actors and a few household members for people who attended the Christmas table.

Supposedly every third person present during the event has been diagnosed with corona. About half of the infected people live in South Odal.

The municipality mayor thinks there is reason to believe that in this outbreak of infection there is a talk about the omikron variant, but the municipality has not yet received answers to the tests sent to Ahus for sequencing.

VG.no report (in Norwegian)

Facebook page detailing event


Update 7th December 2021:  Approaching 60 corona-infected after the Maarud Christmas table

The infection rate after the Christmas table at the potato gold producer Maarud last Saturday is now approaching 60.

The municipality of Sør-Odal in the Inland, where the Christmas table was held, stated on Tuesday that ten new inhabitants have been diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours.


 

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** This post was originally published on December 5, 2021 **