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Halden municipality writes in a press release that the man in the 50 years from Halden died on the night of Wednesday as a result of infection of the koronaviruset. This is the first koronadødsfallet in Halden.

the Man was transported to the Hospital Østfold night to Wednesday and died there a short time later.

I think it is very sad that one of our citizens have lost their lives as a result of koronaviruset. Our thoughts go now to the nearest who have our deepest sympathy in this difficult moment, ” says mayor Anne-Kari Holm in Halden municipality.

the Man had been sick a few days and became acutely worse on the night of Wednesday. The relatives then took contact with the emergency services on phone who sent an ambulance to the home.

Was not proven infected

It was not at that time known that he was infected by the koronaviruset. In the course of Wednesday, there is performed the necessary tests at the hospital that confirms that the dead were infected by the koronaviruset covid-19, says kommuneoverlege Halvard Bø.

the Hospital Østfold confirms to NRK on Wednesday afternoon.

There are a few people who have been in contact with the man the last few days and they are notified.

In Halden is it now tested 235 people for koronaviruset. 18 are confirmed infected.

the Man is the 44. the person in this country who die after having been infected by the koronaviruset.

Youngest now

In the Folkehelseinstituttets dagsrapport Wednesday they write that the average age of persons died of koronaviruset in this country is 84 years. FHI had at 8 on Wednesday morning been reported in 34 koronarelaterte deaths.

The youngest person who was reported dead to the FHI Wednesday morning, it was 62 years, reports NTB.

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