Zealand, the capital region, leads the pack at a rate of 54.4 percent. Recent decisions have opened vaccinations to Danes 12-15 years of age (around a third of whom have already signed up for their jabs) as well as people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Over 2,939,901 residents are now protected from the coronavirus, according to Ministry of Health data.
While it’s a proud benchmark, there’s still substantial progress to be made before public health officials will feel comfortable.
“We must ensure that 85 percent of the population is fully vaccinated against corona before the Autumn,” said Viggo Andreasen, an associate professor at Roskilde University and researcher on mathematical epidemiology. “It cannot completely give us herd immunity to the Delta variant – it’s so contagious.”
“But it will be able to prevent major epidemics,” Andreasen added.
Sunday was the eighth consecutive day without a Covid-related death in Denmark. Across the country, 59 people are hospitalised with the virus, 10 of whom are in intensive care and six on respirators.