Coronavirus infection rate remains high

A decline in the number of positive coronavirus cases is not yet cause for optimism

The Statens Serum Institut reported 936 new cases of coronavirus in Denmark in the last 24 hours. This comes after an all-time high of new infections on November 3, when positive cases rose by 1,353.

However, though these numbers might appear to suggest infections are slowing, just 54,876 tests were carried out on November 4 compared to 70,000 on November 3 – possibly contributing to the lower tally.

Too early to draw conclusions
These statistics come just one week after the introduction of new face mask measures, with masks now mandatory inside most public venues as well as on public transport. The impact of these new regulations may take some weeks to have a clear impact on infection rates.

Meanwhile, politicians in Christiansborg are facing their own corona crisis, with 13 ministers, including PM Mette Frederiksen, spending time in self-isolation after the justice minister tested positive. The PM has since received a negative test and resumed some non-virtual work.

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