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Concern about elderly relatives due to the COVID-19 epidemic in Norway 2020

In the light of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, more than 64 percent of Norwegians worried about the health of elderly relatives, according to a survey conducted on March 12, 2020. When asked about personal health, however, the Norwegians seem to be much less concerned.

Spreading rapidly

The coronavirus is currently spreading quickly in Norway. The first case was detected on February 26. Since then the cumulative number of cases has increased drastically on a daily basis. Furthermore, the official numbers of tested and confirmed cases are esteemed to be severely lower than the actual number of coronavirus infected people in Norway.

Scandinavia and Europe

In comparison to its neighboring countries, Norway has reported the most cases of the virus as of March 18, 2020, followed closely by Sweden and Denmark. On a broader scale, Norway currently ranks 9th among the European countries. In Europe, Italy has suffered the most from coronavirus, and the country accounts for the majority of cases in Europe, with over 30,000 infected individuals.

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

March 12, 2020

Number of respondents

3,417 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Hvor bekymret er du for eldre slektningers helse som følge av koronaepidemien?"

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