According to the Statens Serum Institut, many of the Greater Copenhagen municipalities, which previously had the highest coronasmite numbers in Denmark, have plummeted down the rankings.
In the meantime, a good proportion of the regional municipalities with so far low infection rates have climbed to the top.
The infection rates are therefore very high in i.a. Silkeborg, Ikast-Brande, Skanderborg and Rebild.
Accelerates against herd immunity
The change testifies that several municipalities in Greater Copenhagen – such as Herlev, Albertslund and Brøndby – have reached a point where they are enjoying themselves, says SSI manager Henrik Ullum to DR.
“It is a sign that an immunity is beginning to form. It is built up through vaccines, and then a layer of infections on top, ”he said.
Nevertheless, Ullum is reluctant to use the term ‘herd immunity’ because it represents “a very, very high immunity, where one has a very high level of protection, even from the vulnerable – and we are not there yet.”
What a difference 10 days makes!
The headmaster at Herstedvester School in Albertslund tells DR that there has been a radical transformation recently.
Just 10 days ago, 20 teachers were missing along with half of the students, but now “the situation is very different and better,” said Yasar Cakmak.
“Some classes have a few students who are at home because of the corona, and there are also a few teachers who are affected. But it is not at all comparable to before. ”
Fast test capacity more than halved compared to today
In the meantime, from today it is much harder to get a quick test, as Denmark has cut its daily capacity from 500,000 to 200,000 as part of the plan to stop offering them from 6 March onwards.
Health Minister Magnus Heunicke recommends self-testing as “a good alternative”.
PCR tests, which give a result of 24 hours, are also widely available.
Source: The Nordic Page
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