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Denmark breaks daily COVID-19 infection records for third day in a row

Headlines 14:20 10 Dec, 2021

With 6,985 new cases of COVID-19 registered in Denmark on Thursday 9

Denmark breaks daily COVID-19 infection records for third day in a row

With 6,985 new cases of COVID-19 registered in Denmark on Thursday 9 December, the Nordic nation has set a new daily case record for the pandemic for the third day in a row, according to the State Serum Institute, Qazet.az reports citing Sputnik.

A total of 85 people were admitted to the hospital on Thursday, putting extra strain on the country's hospitals. Earlier this week, TV2 reported that merely 10 available intensive care beds were left in the nation compared with 77 during the previous wave in February.

During the same period, the number of intensive care beds has been reduced from 400 to 310, according to a new report from the Regions' Clinical Quality Development Programme (RKKP).

“We're very worried. We have far fewer beds now than last winter, but at the same time we have many more patients”, Anders Perner, a professor and chief physician at Rigshospitalet Hospital and one of the authors of the study, told TV2.

Denmark is seeing an unprecedented spike despite having vaccinated nearly 77 percent of its population and being in the process of administering booster shots.