State Serum Institute: A second coronavirus wave very unlikely

In related news, 34 out of Denmark’s 98 municipalities have not registered any new coronavirus cases in the last seven days

The red line is on the wrong ‘Wave’, according to SSI (photo: Pixabay)
May 13th, 2020 2:50 pm| by Nathan Walmer
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Kåre Mølbak the Division of Infectious Diseases Preparedness the State Serum Institute (SSI) has deemed the chance of a second wave of coronavirus hitting Denmark to be “very unlikely”.

He concedes that though more outbreaks cannot be ruled out, any threat of a second wave developing would be mitigated by the fact that Denmark has expanded testing capacity, learned how to deal with infection and how to treat coronavirus patients.

Mølbak also noted that no countries have yet to register a second wave, although some have experienced new spikes in cases – which could occur in Denmark.

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No new cases in 34 municipalities
In related news, 34 out of Denmark’s 98 municipalities have not registered any new coronavirus cases in the last seven days according to a new SSI report.

Nearly all municipalities on Funen and most in Jutland have not registered a new case over the past week.

In fact, of the 34 municipalites not to see new cases over the past seven days, only three are east of the Great Belt Bridge – Solrød, Allerød and Bornholm – while Odense Municipality was the only one in Funen to register new cases.