Highest number of COVID-19-related hospitalisations in months

Things remain stable now, but expert warns that a continued increase would be a cause for concern

According to the latest COVID-19 figures from the State Serum Institute (SSI), the number of COVID-19-related hospitalisations in Denmark rose by ten to 117 yesterday.

That’s the highest number of registered hospitalisations in two months, when 120 were registered on June 10.

“If the figure keeps rising, then it will begin to be a concern. But right now, the number is relatively stable,” Svend Ellermann-Eriksen, a leading doctor at the Department of Microbiology at Aarhus University Hospital, told TV2 News.

“The ultimate goal is to reduce the number of people who see serious effects and end up in hospital, so the number of people hospitalised is the most important figure to keep tabs on.”

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Interesting weeks ahead
The good news is that the number of daily cases registered and percentage of positive cases compared to tests remains stable. 

But there are a few variables that may impact the figures in the next few weeks, according to  Ellermann-Eriksen.

“It doesn’t look as if there has been a significant increase after the schools have opened and people return from vacation. It will take time for that to reflect in the figures, so the coming weeks will be exciting,” said Ellermann-Eriksen.

According to SSI, over 65 percent of Danes have now completed their COVID-19 vaccination processes, while about 74 percent have had their first injection.