Denmark smashes daily Corona record
On Monday, a record 16,164 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours.
Now, that record has been comprehensively broken with news from the State Serum Institute (SSI) that 23,228 people have tested positive since yesterday.
According to SSI, part of the explanation for the high figure is the immense testing activity that has followed Christmas.
A total of 189,512 PCR tests were conducted over the past 24 hours.
Hospitalisations at 2021 high
The high number of cases has also translated into 173 new hospitalisations, the highest one-day figure since 28 December 2020.
In total, there are 675 people being treated in hospital – 77 in intensive care wards and 55 on respirators.
Meanwhile, another 16 people have died of corona-related causes in the past 24 hours.
The health authorities stated this week that the new Omikron mutation has become the dominant variation in Denmark, accounting for 76 percent of all new cases.