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Covid-19: ICU patients in Denmark at lowest level for one month

The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Denmark fell on Friday to the lowest level in over a month, despite infection rates remaining high.

A file photo of hospital beds in Aalborg. The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care is not higher than it was in December 2021, despite high infection numbers in the intervening weeks.
A file photo of hospital beds in Aalborg. The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care is not higher than it was in December 2021, despite high infection numbers in the intervening weeks.File photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

As of Friday morning, 60 Covid patients in Denmark were admitted to intensive care wards, according to official data from the State Serum Institute (SSI). The number is the lowest since December 11th, when 60 were also under ICU care.

36 of the 60 ICU patients are receiving ventilator treatment.

The numbers represent a small drop compared to Thursday, when 64 were admitted to ICUs with 38 on ventilator treatment.

An additional 23,614 new cases of Covid-19 were registered on Friday. They were found among 191,374 PCR tests, giving a test positivity rate of 12.3 percent.

Daily totals for new infections have ranged between 22,000 and 25,000 this week after a dip in numbers across the last weekend.

757 people with Covid-19 are currently admitted to hospitals nationally, including people admitted for reasons other than Covid-19 but who have returned a positive PCR test.

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COVID-19 STATS

Covid-19: Denmark registers under 1,000 cases in a day for first time in 2022

Fewer than 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 were registered by Danish health authorities on Monday, the first time since late 2021 the daily total has dropped to three figures.

Covid-19: Denmark registers under 1,000 cases in a day for first time in 2022

Monday saw 983 PCR tests for Covid-19 return positive results according to the national infectious disease agency State Serum Institute.

Not since October 19th last year, when 756 cases were recorded, has under 1,000 new cases of the virus been registered in a single day in Denmark.

The number of tests administered on a daily basis is now a fraction of what it was during earlier stages of the Covid epidemic in Denmark.

That is partly because Danish authorities no longer consider Covid-19 as a critical threat to society, but rather a dangerous infectious disease, meaning fewer measures are taken to reduce its spread.

As such, all restrictions relating to Covid-19 have been lifted and testing for the disease is now only recommended if there is a “special medical reason” for doing so.

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The 983 positive cases were found among 8,109 PCR tests, giving a test positivity rate of around 12 percent.

747 people with Covid-19 are currently admitted to hospitals in Denmark. However, Covid-19 is not the reason for their admission in a large proportion of cases. The number of hospitalised people with the virus peaked at around 1,500 in early 2022. Early February saw daily new case numbers top out at around 55,000 per day.

15 people with Covid-19 are currently under ICU care in Denmark. Two of them are receiving ventilator treatment.

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