The contact number for coronavirus this week is estimated at 1.0. This is stated by Minister of Health Magnus Heunicke (S) on Twitter.
This is the same as last week, and it roughly means that ten people infected with coronavirus are on average estimated to infect ten others – and that the epidemic is at a stable level, where it is neither growing nor shrinking.
Magnus Heunicke points out that other figures, in turn, point to a growing epidemic.
This applies to the positive percentage and the incidence, which covers the number of cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants.
– Therefore, it is important that everyone is tested for symptoms, and those who have not been vaccinated accept the offer, he writes on Twitter.
He writes that the proportion of positive samples in the daily coronate tests has gone from 0.9 three weeks ago to now being 1.6 percent.
The contact number is a calculation of how the infection with coronavirus spreads in society.
The contact number is calculated by looking at the infection numbers a week and a half ago.
The figure is used by the authorities as one of several benchmarks to see how the corona pandemic develops in society.
The number may say something about what direction the pandemic is going, but in return says nothing about how many cases of infection there are in society.
In September, there were an average of 437 daily cases of infection. That number has risen to 521 in October.
At the country’s hospitals, the number of corona patients has fallen from 134 to 89, according to figures from the Statens Serum Institut (SSI).
Source: The Nordic Page