Denmark’s coronavirus reproduction number back below 1

Denmark’s coronavirus reproduction number back below 1
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The reproduction number for Covid-19 in Denmark is now back below 1 after an increase in infections earlier in August.

The figure, used as a measure of the rate of infection spread in a society, is the average number of new people who are infected by each infected person.

The reproduction number for Covid-19 in Denmark currently stands at 0.8. This means that every infected person infects an average of 0.8 more people. The number reached 1.5 people earlier in the month and was last week reported to be at 1.0.

On Wednesday, national agency State Serum Institute said that 57 new cases of coronavirus had been registered in its daily update. The figure represents the fourth consecutive day in which new cases of coronavirus are under 100, and the lowest daily total since July 29th.

Of the 57 new cases, 12 were registered in Aarhus and just 4 in Copenhagen. A further 4 were in Aalborg while the remainder were spread across other municipalities.

“A big pat on the back to everyone who followed health authority guidelines and did their bit to break infection chains. We continue in the fight against the virus,” health minister Magnus Heunicke tweeted on Tuesday.

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