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COVID-19 surveillance

Current data on the development of coronavirus/COVID-19.

All figures are now calculated exclusively on the basis of PCR tests.

1. Key figures


Updated 10 May 2021 at 2.00 p.m. - Data from 10 May 2021 at 12.15 p.m.



Last 24 hours

­­Previous 24 hours­­

PCR test1  169,245 192,738
Persons tested first time2a


Confirmed cases3 932 874
Recovered4 607 564
Deaths 5 0 0
Antigen test 305,166


Entire pandemic

PCR test1


Persons tested2b 4,787,628
Confirmed cases3






Case fatality rate 0.96 %
Antigen test 13,793,277


Hospitalised - at the moment

  Today Change in 24 hours
Hospitalised7 153 +3
Of which in intensive care units 27 -4
Of which in intensive care units and on ventilators 17 0
  • Of the 153 hospitalised persons, 27 persons are admitted to intensive care units.
  • Of the 27 persons in intensive care units, 17 persons are on ventilators.


Source: Statens Serum Institut


See surveillance in Danish


1) The number of tests shows the total number of PCR tests, that are analyzed. Some people have had multiple tests done per day and some people have been tested several times.

2a) Persons tested via PCR. Persons are included only once - no matter the number of tests. The number of people who have been tested does not include tests where the results are not final or where the test results are inconclusive.
2b) Persons testet for the first time are persons testet for corona for the first time. The number of people who have been tested does not include tests where the results are not final or where the test results are inconclusive.

3) Confirmed cases = the number reflects the number of people who have tested positive via PCR tests.

4) Patients with confirmed COVID-19 illness via PCR tests can be classified as "recovered from COVID-19" 14 days after they have tested positive, at the earliest – meaning that there a delay of at least 14 days regarding this figure. See the definition of "recovered from COVID-19" in Danish in Epidemiologisk trend og fokus af 1. April 2020.

5) Deaths = the statistics on fatalities include deaths recorded within 30 days of the detection of COVID-19 infection in the individual on the basis of PCR tests. COVID-19 is not necessarily the cause of death.

6) Change compared to data from the previous day.

7) Hospitalised = the statistic on how many beds in intensive care units - and on other wards in the regions - that are taken up by laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-cases via PCR at 7 a.m. each day include persons who are COVID positive, They are hospitalised due to COVID-19 symptoms or because of other illnesses. The patients may vary on different days. The validity of the information regarding the stated number people on ventilator is with reservation.

As of 17 June 2020, the figures regarding hospitalised patients, including patients in intensive care and patients in intensive care and on a ventilator are calculated using a new method.Henceforth, COVID-19-related admissions to hospital are defined as admissions that begin within 14 days of the first positive sample sampling date. In addition, the definition is updated so that hospitalisation is delineated at 90 days after the first positive sample sampling date.


Faroe Islands and Greenland

Numbers from The Faroe Islands

Numbers from Greenland come from the Chief Medical Officer in Greenland


EU and worldwide

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) continuously monitors the spread of coronavirus / COVID-19 via data reported daily by national authorities.

Numbers EU/worldwide (ecdc.europa.eu) 

Additional information

The World Health Organization (WHO) – the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system – monitors the spread of novel coronavirus/COVID-19 in over 100 countries based on daily updates from national authorities.  

Find the latest situation reports

Johns Hopkins University is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. Follow the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, death and recovered on the interactive global map. Please be advised, that this data is not updated concurrently with data on the Danish Health Authority’s website.

View the interactive COVID-19 Case Tracker


2. Hospitalised patients

The substantial number of initiatives implemented in Denmark has resulted in a significant strengthening of the preventive efforts against further spread of COVID-19. The national healthcare strategy has changed accordingly in order to equip and prepare the healthcare system for the challenges of a COVID-19 epidemic while prioritising healthcare resources to go to those patients who need them the most.

The figure below illustrates the national progression in the number of hospitalised patients with confirmed COVID-19 in hospital, in the intensive care unit, and the number of intensive care patients who are on ventilators.

Progression in the number of hospitalised patients with confirmed COVID-19

Updated 4 May 2021 at 2.15 p.m.

Source: the Danish regions
Note: The numbers reflect how many beds on intensive care units and other wards in the regions were occupied by confirmed COVID-19 patients as of 7 a.m. each morning. The patients may vary from day to day. The Danish Health Authority disclaims any responsibility for the validity of the information regarding the of stated number people on ventilator.

From 24 March to 2 April 2020, the statistic on patients on ventilators in the Capital Region and Region Zealand include patients who at some point during their hospitalisation have been on ventilator. From 3 April 2020 onwards, the statistic from the two regions no longer includes patients who have completed respiratory treatment, which accounts for the drop in the number of patients on ventilator from and including 4 April 2020.
The statistics were collected by the Danish Patient Safety Authority from 11 to 13 March 2020 and by the National Health Data Authority from 2 April 2020.

More statistics

You can see more statistics on COVID-19 on our Danish website.

Updated 10 MAJ 2021