Danish health authorities today expressed concern about the risk of overcrowding in the hospital system in the face of rising Covid-19 cases in the country, where the latest restrictions came a month ago.
“With the risk of Covid-19, the flu and other infectious diseases, we run the risk of overburdening hospitals,” National Health Authority director Seren Brostrem told a news release.
“We are already seeing that the country's hospitals are very full and that the staff is running. “However, we do not have the stamina we had in the past, because pressure has been exerted for a long time,” he stressed.
Today, for the second day in a row, more than 2,000 new cases have been reported in the country, where no national restrictions are in place.
Having introduced the health card since the spring, the country of 5.8 million people abolished it on September 10, at a time when the number of new cases was four times lower than today.
The Ministry of Health is now considering re-classifying the disease as “threatening to society”, something that has not been the case since September.
“We have also asked the Epidemic Commission to re-evaluate the relevant measures it would suggest in the light of the current situation,” the ministry told the Ritzau news agency.
In Denmark, 85.9% of citizens over the age of 12 have received two doses of the vaccine.