Government unveils new COVID-19 warning system

Denmark set to risk level 3 out of a possible five, according to Health Ministry

The system aims to offer more transparency (photo: coronasmitte.dk)
October 31st, 2020 11:52 am| by Christian W
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The long-awaited coronavirus warning system has just been revealed by the government at a press conference moments ago.

The new five-level system is designed to make the ongoing crisis more transparent for the public and business sector.

Denmark is currently at risk level 3 – which means there is widespread infection in society, with the potential for rapid acceleration in infections numbers.

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1,126 cases in past day
Every individual risk level includes various tools and initiatives that can be implemented in case of a risk level change. 

The risk level will be set once per week at coronasmitte.dk and you can check out the system more closely here (in Danish).

The latest Health Ministry figures revealed that 1,126 people tested positive for COVID-19 in the space of 24 hours.

The five risk levels:


Risk level 1 – low and local rates of infection with the potential for a flare-up

Risk level 2 – local and regional outbreaks that can possibly spread

Risk level 3 –  widespread infection in society, with the potential for rapid acceleration in infections numbers

Risk level 4 – widespread infection in society and slight capacity pressure on hospitals

Risk level 5 – widespread infection in society and the risk of treatment capacity in hospitals being exceeded

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