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Status of the epidemic in Denmark

Novel coronavirus is still here. According to the Danish Health Authority, we are in for a long-lasting epidemic, and that requires a long-term strategy. We all have a part to play in preventing the virus from spreading too far and wide in our society. Please continue to follow the general guidance on infection prevention: self-isolation, contact tracking, maintaining good hand hygiene and cleaning, social distancing and limiting physical contact.

The first case of COVID-19 in Denmark was detected on 27 February 2020. Immediately after that, the number of infected people increased, and the government shut down large sections of society. 
Closing the country had such a positive effect on the number of COVID-19 case that we could begin a gradual and controlled reopening of the country in April. As was to be expected, this reopening has contributed to an increase in the number of infected.  

However, the current situation is quite different from what it was in the spring. We now have effective measures in place – for example epidemic surveillance, contact tracking and outbreak management strategies – which allow us better to control the epidemic and quickly take action, nationally as well as locally, to prevent the epidemic from spiralling out of control. 

Follow the phases in the controlled reopening of the Danish society on


Updated 19 NOV 2020