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Covid-19 surveillance

Current data on the development of coronavirus in Denmark


Vaccinated persons in Denmark 

Percentages are measured in relation to the entire population.

Updated 26 January 2022 at 14.00 - Data from 26 January 2022 at 12.15

Total Last 24 hours  1 day before  2 days before 3 days before 4 days before  5 days before 6 days before 
1st dose 4,844,018

470 113 421 684 1,029 984 1,082
2nd dose 4,734,416

2.556 2,133 2,111 2.518 3,450 4,119 3,895
3rd dose 3,522,582
12.850 16,083  10,283 10,257  21,411  21,413 21,407

The number of vaccinated persons is calculated once a day before 08:00. The numbers are limited to persons alive and with an active address in Denmark (source: CPR register). Source: The Danish Vaccination Register (DDV), Statens Serum Institut

1) 2 December 2021: The total population in the fourth quarter of 2021 (1 October 2021): 5,867,412 (Source: Statistics Denmark, Danmarks Statistik: Population Figures


Tested, confirmed cases and deaths in Denmark

Updated 26 January 2022 at 14.00 - Data from 26 January 2022 at 12.15

All numbers are calculated exclusively on the basis of PCR tests.


Entire pandemic

PCR test1 59,605,793
Persons with covid-19 1,468,964
Covid-19 cases 1,531,518
Reinfections 62,554
Deaths3 3,656
Antigen test 58,327,688



Last 24 hours  1 day before  2 days before 3 days before  4 days before  5 days before 6 days before 
PCR test1 219,647 213,616 194,180 228,118  240,592  268,092 230,791
covid-19 "first confirmed case" 43,719 43,734  37,847 39,263  33,835  43,671 37,987
covid-19 "all new cases" 46,747 46,590 40,348 42,018  36,129  47,831 40,626
Reinfections 3,028 2,856 2,501 2,755  2,285  3,160 2,639
Deaths3 21 14 13 12  23  21 15
Antigen test 226,245 260,622 220,979 169,416  261,348  257,386 252,522

How many persons are hospitalised?

  Today Change in 24 hours
Hospitalised3 938 +20
Of which in intensive care units 40 -4
Of which in intensive care units and on ventilators 25 -3
  • Of the 938 hospitalised persons, 40 persons are admitted to intensive care units.
  • Of the 40 persons in intensive care units, 25 persons are on ventilators.

Source: Statens Serum Institut

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. 

2) 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. COVID19 is not necessarily the cause of death. 

3) 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.


Key figures: Faroe Islands and Greenland

Numbers from The Faroe Islands

Numbers from Greenland come from the Chief Medical Officer in Greenland


Key figures: 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


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 11 January 2022 at 14.00

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.

About the updates

Key figures are updated Monday to Friday.

The section Hospitalised is updated each Tuesday

Statens Serum Institut releases surveillance data on a daily basis (in Danish only): COVID-19-dashboard

Additionally, Statens Serum Institut publishes background data regarding COVID-19 - primarily on Tuesdays (in Danish only)

Updated 25 JAN 2022