Denmark seeing increase in COVID-19 cases again

The 630 cases registered are the most in a single day since September 25 and the second-highest ever in the country

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October 21st, 2020 6:49 pm| by Christian W
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According to new figures from the State Serum Institute (SSI), things are moving in the wrong direction in regards to the coronavirus situation in Denmark.

SSI’s daily update for Wednesday revealed 630 new cases – the most in a single day since September 25 and the second-highest ever in the country.

It’s only the third time that over 600 confirmed cases have been registered in a single day.

And the confirmed cases are found among over 43,000 samples taken – a 1.4 percent infection rate, which is far higher than before than in recent weeks.

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Fewer hospitalised
The good news is that the number of people hospitalised has dropped by six to 122. Just 16 are being treated in intensive wards, of which nine are on respirators. 

An additional two people have died in connection with contracting COVID-19, bringing the total death toll in Denmark up to 690.

Check out SSI’s figures here (in Danish).