224,485 PCR tests were taken during the last day, meaning the test positivity rate was 17.27 percent or around one in six tests.
The total number of patients with Covid-19 in hospital in Denmark is now 821, 11 more than on Tuesday. This number can include Covid positive people who are receiving hospital treatment for conditions other than Covid.
50 people are admitted to intensive care due to Covid-19, with 30 of them receiving ventilator treatment. Those numbers remain stable this week and have fallen slightly since late December.
“As long as the number of hospitalised patients does not increase – and especially the number of patients in intensive care, which is a reflection of how sick the patients are getting – then you have to say that transmission is present throughout the community but does not give rise to the population becoming terribly ill,” Christian Wamberg, the head doctor at the intensive care unit at Copenhagen’s Bispebjerg Hospital, told news wire Ritzau.
“That is probably due to the vaccines and that the (Omicron variant) is not as dangerous,” Wamberg said.
Around 3.4 million people in Denmark – just under 60 percent of the population – has so far received a Covid-19 booster vaccination.