The infection is escaping in Ishøj – now initiatives are on the way

The infection is escaping in Ishøj - now initiatives are on the way

This corresponds to an incidence – number of infected per 100,000 inhabitants – of 590, which is clearly the highest in Denmark. At the national level, the number is 138, according to figures from the Statens Serum Institut.

The previous model for automatic closure of municipalities was abolished in September, when coronavirus became no longer a non-socially critical disease.

The infection in a municipality is now considered high by the health authorities if in one week it has more than 500 infected per 100,000 inhabitants. If this happens, action is recommended.

This is the first time that a municipality has exceeded that limit since the model for closure was abolished.

Mayor Ole Bjørstorp (Ishøjlisten) says that the municipality will discuss on Monday how to reduce the infection. This is done in dialogue with the Danish Agency for Patient Safety.

– It’s a new situation, and it’s a serious situation. The infection is especially among children and young people up to the age of 20-30. Especially those who have not wanted to be vaccinated.

– We have to do something when it looks like this, says Ole Bjørstorp.

He says there are several options in play. It can be more organized testing – including turning up the possibility of testing – or that you briefly choose to send classes home if there is widespread infection.

In the toolbox from the Danish Agency for Patient Safety, the recommendations are, for example, that children in day care institutions, schools, SFOs and clubs are primarily with children and young people from their living room, regular group or class.

At the same time, it is recommended that children over the age of 12 be encouraged to take two tests a week if they have not been vaccinated.

Ishøj is the municipality in the country with the lowest proportion of vaccinated. 62.1 percent of citizens over the age of 12 are fully vaccinated, while at the national level it is 75 percent.

The other municipalities with the highest infection in Denmark are close to Ishøj on the Copenhagen west sign.

Glostrup, Albertslund and Brøndby are in the following places with an incidence of infected per 100,000 inhabitants of 350-380.

Source: The Nordic Page




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