Corona virus infection: Denmark is weakening despite high numbers

As of: January 12, 2022 at 9:34 pm

The particularly contagious Omikron variant now accounts for 96 percent of all new infections in Denmark. More than 20,000 cases a day have recently been counted several times. Yet the government now wants to rest.

Denmark eases many corona restrictions – despite the high number of new infections. Zoos, amusement parks, museums, art galleries and other facilities will be allowed to reopen from Sunday, and the government has announced theaters and theaters with a limit of 500 spectators. However, in many cases, you will need to prove with a corona passport that you have been vaccinated, recovered, or tested negative.

In a country of six million people, more than 24,000 new infections were estimated in the last 24 hours on Wednesday. According to official data, the particularly contagious Omikron variant now accounts for 96 percent of all new infections.

A fourth vaccine for vulnerable groups

However, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke pointed out that the curve, which is currently rising vertically, is flat again. The condition of the intensive care units is particularly closely monitored. The situation there is under control.

The health minister also announced that a particularly vulnerable group would be given the option of a fourth vaccine. Nearly 55 percent of all people in Denmark have already received the booster vaccine.

More than one million people in the country have been infected with the corona virus since the outbreak: the state health agency SSI has so far identified the virus in 1,000,009 citizens. A total of 3,433 people have died from the epidemic so far.

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