More young Danes with COVID-19 being admitted to hospital 

In what is a considerable increase compared to April, almost a third of people admitted to Copenhagen hospitals now are under the age of 45

At the beginning of April, when the Coronavirus Crisis was at its zenith in Denmark, just 7.5 percent of COVID-19 patients in hospitals in the capital region were under the age of 45.

Now, just a few months later, almost a third (28.3 percent) are under 45, while patients aged 46-69 make up the highest share at 37 percent.

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Still much to learn
Meanwhile, the age group 70 or over now account for just 34.8 percent, despite making up over 54 percent of hospital admittances in April.

“In countries like France, the UK and Spain, infections among young people have shot up over the summer, and many have ended up in hospital with a serious condition,” Thea Kølsen Fischer, a virologist at Nordsjælland Hospital, told DR Nyheder.

“In comparison, we are a few weeks behind in Denmark, but we can already start to see the first signs of a rise in admittances here at home – also among young people.”

Fischer underlined that health experts still have much to learn about the coronavirus as not much data material about it exists yet.