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Covid-19 surveillance

Current data on the development of coronavirus in Denmark


Tested, confirmed cases and deaths in Denmark

Updated 18 May 2022 at 14.00 - Data from 18 May 2022 at 12.15

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


Entire pandemic

PCR test1 65,961,808
Persons with covid-19 2,978,630
Covid-19 cases 3,130,288
Reinfections 151,658
Deaths3 6,304
Antigen test 61,407,837



Last 24 hours
PCR test1 7,266
Covid-19 "first confirmed case" 686
Covid-19 "all new cases" 744
Reinfections 58
Deaths3 8
Antigen test 873



How many persons are hospitalised?

  Today Change in 24 hours
Hospitalised3 433 +8
Of which in intensive care units 11 -2
Of which in intensive care units and on ventilators 3 0
  • Of the 433 hospitalised persons, 11 persons are admitted to intensive care units.
  • Of the 11 persons in intensive care units, 3 persons are on a ventilator.

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.


Vaccinated persons in Denmark 

Updated 6 May 2022. The numbers will be updated once a month.

Number % in relation to number of persons
1st dose +12 years 4,643,759
90 %
2nd dose + 12 years 4,594,277
89 %
3rd dose + 18 years 3,624,581
76 %
Vaccinated 5-11 years, 1st dose 193,503
45 %
Vaccinated 5-11 years, 2nd dose 157,795 37 % 

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


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

Updated 22 February 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 16 MAJ 2022