Confirmed coronavirus cases in Denmark closing in on 2,400 

Another seven Danes have died from the illness since yesterday 

Fatalities up to 72 (photo: Pixabay)
March 29th, 2020 3:08 pm| by Christian W
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According to the latest figures from the State Serum Institute, there are now 2,395 confirmed coronavirus cases in Denmark now.  

Out of those, 499 are currently admitted to hospitals and 131 are in intensive care wards – 113 in a respirator. 

An additional seven Danes have died of the virus since yesterday, bring the national death toll up to 72. 

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Respirator capacity 
The health authority Sundhedsstyrelsen 
estimates that Denmark will require 827 respirators when the crisis reaches its climax.  

Sundhedsstyrelsen evaluates that it will have capacity of 1,260 respirators when that time comes. 

The Faroe Islands has registered 159 coronavirus cases so far, while Greenland has confirmed ten.