Rødovre confirmed as hardest COVID-19 struck municipality

Infection rate in Greater Copenhagen Municipality even exceeds Aarhus

Rødovre Municipality in the western suburbs of Copenhagen is currently the hardest hit by COVID-19 in the whole of Denmark, reports DR.

Numbers compiled by the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) reveal that the municipality has 39.4 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

The numbers were a surprise to many given how much media coverage Aarhus had had regarding its high rate of coronavirus infections.

However, the rate of infections in Aarhus is only 29.4 per 100,000 inhabitants.

No ‘single infection event’
Rødovre Municipality cannot explain the findings or pinpoint a single event that has contributed to the high infection rate.

Officials contend that residents in the locality have experienced a delay in contracting the virus compared to neighbouring municipalities.

Over the past week, 16 confirmed coronavirus cases have been registered in Rødovre.

Rødovre borders the municipalities of Copenhagen (principally the district of Vanløse) to the east, Glostrup to the west, Herlev to the north, and Brøndby and Hvidovre to the south.