The daily update from the Statens Serum Institut shows on Friday that 173 new cases of corona have been registered in the past 24 hours.
The number of inpatients with covid-19 has increased by one person to 18.
The update also shows that another corona-related death has been registered in Denmark. Thus, 627 corona-related deaths have been registered in Denmark.
There are three people admitted to an intensive care unit. All three are on a respirator. That situation is unchanged from Thursday’s update.
The level of new cases of infection has risen since the beginning of August compared with the level earlier in the summer.
At the same time, the number of hospitalizations and new admissions has been stable at the same low level as in the summer.
Friday’s update shows that over 2.6 million tests have been performed. Some have been tested several times. Almost 1.8 million people have been tested in Denmark according to the Statens Serums Institut.
In the last 24 hours, 21,845 people have been tested.
Christian Wejse is a specialist in infectious diseases at Aarhus University.
He notes that there are still infected people in a large number of municipalities.
– We have never seen so many municipalities with over 20 infected per 100,000 inhabitants.
– Part of the explanation may be that more is being tested, and then we must also expect to find more, says Christian Wejse.
The positive thing is – seen with the specialist’s glasses – that the increasing number of infected does not lead to significantly more inpatients.
– It does not seem that it is out of control. It’s not alarming, he says.
Christian Wejse believes, however, that the increase in new cases of infection indicates that there are gaps in the infection detection.
– It shows that there is still a fairly significant spread of infection, and that there are some chains of infection that are not closed down.
– This indicates that infection detection is not effective enough. There must be some infected people going under the radar.
– This is something we must be aware of, says Christian Wejse.
See the figures for the last 24 hours here
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