Denmark lifts COVID-19 restrictions- but cases rise

Denmark was the first major country to lift the rest of its COVID-19 restrictions.

 COVID-19 cases rise in Denmark after restrictions are lifted

Since then, they have reported more cases per capita than most other places worldwide.


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How far have case numbers risen?

COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths have increased by almost a third in Denmark.

Deaths are at 67% of peak “with a steep ascent.”

Hospitalizations have also climbed. Denmark has surpassed the U.K. and U.S. in hospitalization rates in February. Roughly 1.5 times more Danes are now hospitalized, than at different points in the pandemic.

Despite the increased cases, the hospital burden is still low. This may be in part to the 81% percent of Danes who are fully vaccinated. 62% have also received the booster

What does this mean for the U.S.?

Denmark’s rise in cases may be a warning for the U.S. and other countries that are lifting guidelines, to be cautious.

Although Denmark has seen a rise and other countries are concerned, each place will need to make their own decisions based on their own factors.


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