Corona Round-Up: Huge improvement in hygiene throughout the country

The nation has improved its hygiene, according to a study conducted by Norstat on behalf of the National Board of Health.

For example, we wash our hands more and are more careful about where we cough or sneeze.

And we are also taking distance far more than before the pandemic started.

Proof in the numbers
Among the findings, 18 percent say they are more likely to work at home if they have disease symptoms, 85 percent agree that good hygiene is important to limit the spread of corona, 72 percent agree that they now wash their hands more thoroughly and 79 percent now keep more distance from others in public.

About 22 percent of parents say they are more likely to keep their children at home if they get disease symptoms, and 28 percent say they are now more aware of their children’s hand hygiene.

Only 7 percent say they have not changed their behavior.


First round of third injections administered yesterday

Yesterday, 30 dialysis patients at Aarhus University Hospital became the first people in Denmark to receive a third vaccination injection, the Central Jutland Region confirmed to TV2, and today 170 are administered in the Capital Region: at three nursing homes in Herlev. The decision to start offering third injection was taken on 30 August and the elderly will be offered the option first as they are considered to be the most vulnerable. The other three regions, Zealand, North Jutland and Southern Denmark, will administer their first plug on Friday.

Young people are less vulnerable than children with childhood obesity

Despite the increase in the number of young children admitted to hospital in countries such as the USA and the UK, there has been no increase in Denmark, says Mette Holm, chief physician at the Department of Children and Adolescents at Aarhus University Hospital, to TV2. It is believed that childhood obesity and poor socioeconomic conditions may be to blame for higher rates in other countries. Only 23 serious cases were detected among children between March 2020 and February 2021 in Denmark.

Supermarkets offer vaccinations from Saturday
Pop-up vaccination centers will open in several supermarket chains on September 11th. The centers will welcome people to selected Bilka and Føtex stores. No agreement is required. Bilka is probably the best offer, as 16 out of its 19 stores participate. Only its stores in Hjørring, Sønderborg and Field’s, Copenhagen are not.

No more isolation for school children if their chums were to become infected

Public school and kindergarten children will no longer be sent home to isolate if their close contacts become infected with corona. Instead, they are required to take several tests: on days 1, 4 and 6 after being informed of the risk. The new rules apply to all children aged four to 16 years.

One in 400 became infected despite complete vaccination

More than 10,000 fully vaccinated people in Denmark have been infected with coronavirus since December 2020, according to the Statens Serum Institut. Between the end of December and the end of August, 9,253 cases were registered among people who had been fully vaccinated for at least two weeks – 0.23 percent of the total. A further 1,613 were infected before they were fully covered.

Reproduction rate at its lowest since June

The Corona reproduction rate is currently 0.7, which means that for every ten cases, a further seven people are likely to be infected. This is the lowest rate since June, and Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke is happy with the result and remarked on Twitter that “Denmark is in really good shape”. Just last week, the price was 0.9. At the latest census, 72.9 percent of the nation is fully vaccinated – 4,269,947 people – and 75.5 percent have had at least one sting. About 128 people are currently hospitalized and the current death toll is 2,599.

Source: The Nordic Page


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