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The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) reports in their latest trend report the number of new, confirmed cases of infection decreased by a further 27% from week 8 to week 9. The decrease is clearly seen in the incidence per. 100,000 inhabitants. It was 5,395 in week 6, and now it is down to 1,889 in week 9.

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This is the third week in a row officials reported a decline in cases.

While covid-19 infection is declining, influenza infection has begun to increase in Denmark. This is especially true in the capital area and on Funen.

Until week 6, the positive percentage for influenza was as low as between ½-1%. In week 7, however, it rose to 1.6%. The figure doubled to 3.3% in week 8 and has most recently doubled again in week 9 to 7.8%.

At the same time, the incidence has grown from 0.6 in week 4 to 8.2 cases per week. 100,000 inhabitants in week 9, and the number of new admissions has increased significantly from 6 to 76 people.

“The number of infected and newly admitted with the flu is increasing from week to week at the moment. This is influenza A, and the increase in recent weeks may indicate that we are in the process of starting a delayed influenza season “, says ward doctor Rebecca Legarth from SSI.

However, the number of people infected with influenza is still far below the level from the major influenza seasons 2017/18 and 2018/19.

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