Denmark reaches another daily COVID-19 infection record 

Over 1,350 people have been tested positive over the past 24 hours as health authorities seek to open after-effect clinics

The Danish approach to infection detection has come in for sharp criticism from the World Health Organization (photo: Pixabay)
November 3rd, 2020 7:49 pm| by Christian W
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According to the latest figures from the State Serum Institute (SSI), 1,353 people tested positive for the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.

That figure is the highest number of cases registered in one day since the pandemic kicked off last spring.

Interestingly, SSI estimates that if Denmark had tested as comprehensively back in April as they do now, there would probably have been 2-3,000 new cases every day at that time.

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Clinics for after effects
Over the same period of time, four people have died whilst infected and another 35 have been admitted to hospital – one of whom being former climate minister, Lars
Christian Lilleholt.

The number of people currently hospitalised stands at 169 – 22 in intensive wards and 16 on ventilators.

The news comes on the same day that the health authorities moved to organise the establishment of clinics geared to helping COVID-19 patients deal with difficult, unexpected and long term after-effects of getting the virus.