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Covid-19: Danish health agency reports large drop in cases

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Covid-19: Danish health agency reports large drop in cases
Several data metrics point to a further fall in Covid-19 cases in Denmark during the last week. Photo: Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix

Denmark’s infectious disease control agency the State Serum Institute (SSI) says the number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in the country has significantly decreased.

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Data from last week included in SSI weekly Covid trends report show that a 27 percent fall in new cases occurred compared to the preceding week.

The number of tests administered increased by 4 percent in the same period.

“We have seen a very marked fall in infections in the last week despite activity in the community increasing after the summer holidays,” SSI’s medical director Tyra Grove Krause said in the statement.

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“It could be that the very warm weather we have had in recent weeks has played a role in this,” Krause added.

The number of infections for last week corresponds to an incidence of 150 cases per 100,000 residents nationally.

The positivity rate – the number of PCR tests which return positive results – is also falling. The metric was 19 percent last week, compared to 27 percent the week before.

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