COVID-19

Most of our datasets and reports are only made in Danish. However, we do produce a few reports in English. You will find the English reports and links to some of the Danish reports below. Most of the Danish reports and information are posted on a daily or weekly basis.

Graphic showing a map of Denmark, corona virus, a bar chart and a pie chart

We have collected some useful links in the subsections below to guide you to some of our English and Danish COVID-19-information.

COVID-19 reports in English

Most of our reports are only published in Danish. However, we do have some English publications. Below you will find a list of English publications. We will update this page regularly.

Tendencies regarding COVID-19
Weekly tendency report in Denmark regarding COVID-19.

Omicron
Risk assesment of Omicron BA.2 (3rd Feb. 2022).

Omicron reports (discontinued).

Scenarios for infections and new admissions caused by the Omicron variant. Report by the Expert Group for Mathematic Modelling.

PCR-tests
The protocol of Variant-PCR-Test-5 (Standard Operating Procedure – SOP).

Description of the use of Variant-PCR-Test-5.

Other reports
Testing of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen tests’ detection of variants (Delta and Omicron) (5th May 2022).

Mink Cluster 5 – short report.

EPI-news, which is a newsletter that presents information on surveillance and prevention of infectious diseases, including outbreaks, primarily to the medical profession.

Deaths and mortality rates

You can read more about hospitalisations and deaths with and because of COVID-19 in our tendency report, and you can read more about the mortality rates here.

Deaths with and because of COVID-19

With the spread of the Omicron variant and the advancement of booster vaccination efforts in Denmark as from late 2021, COVID-19 transmission and morbidity have changed character. As the population sees a rise in the number of cases, many of which are less serious, an increase is seen in the share of deaths incorrectly recorded as having occurred “due to” COVID-19 rather than “with” COVID-19. Therefore, the daily figures describing 30-day COVID-19 deaths have become less accurate than previously.

As COVID-19 transmission and morbidity have changed character following the spread of the Omicron variant and as vaccine-induced immunity has increased in Denmark since late 2021, it has become increasingly important to supplement the 30-day COVID-19 death figures by taking into account the reports from the Causes of Death Registry as these reports afford us an opportunity to assess more accurately how many deaths are, in fact, due to COVID-19.

The SSI will keep monitoring deaths related to the COVID-19 epidemic in Denmark by both systems.

See memo of monitoring the  COVID-19 mortality in Denmark 18.02.22

Infection numbers in municipalities and parishes

Here you will find reports about COVID-19 infection numbers in municipalities and parishes. The reports are in Danish.

Vaccine break-through infections and vaccine efficiency

On this page, we publish reports about vaccine break-through infections and vaccine efficiency. The reports are in Danish.

You can also find data about infections on this dashboard, which is also in Danish.
See 'Dashboards about COVID-19' below for a Danish/English glossary.

Surveillance of COVID-19 in wastewater

Statens Serum Institut also publishes reports with data from national surveillance of COVID-19 in wastewater. The reports are in Danish.

Reports about PCR-tests

Response time for PCR-test results can be found here. The reports are in Danish.

We also publish reports about the number of PCR tests and statistics about the results. The reports are in Danish.

Dashboards about COVID-19

Statens Serum Institut has a number of dashboards, which contain data about COVID-19 in Denmark. The dashboards are updated daily. They are in Danish, but here you will find a glossary with some of the key expressions from the dashboards:

  • Aldersgruppe: Age group
  • Andel: Percentage/share
  • Antal: Number
  • Antigenprøver: Rapid antigen tests
  • Bekræftede tilfælde: Confirmed cases
  • CPR-nummer: Civil registration number
  • Dødsfald: Deaths
  • Forventet fuld effekt: Expected full effect
  • Gennembrudsinfektion: Vaccine breakthrough infection
  • Hele landet: The entire country
  • Indlæggelser: Hospitalisations
  • Kommunalt: Municipally
  • Kommune: Municipality 
  • Køn: Gender
  • Målgruppe: Target group
  • Nyindlagte: New hospitalisations
  • PCR-prøver: PCR-tests
  • Positiv procent: Positive percent
  • Pr.: Per
  • Påbegyndt vaccination: Started vaccination
  • Region: Region 
  • Regionalt: Regional
  • Reinfektioner: Reinfections
  • Revaccination: Revaccination
  • Siden: Since
  • Smittetryk: Reproduction rate
  • Testcentre: Test centres
  • Uvaccinerede: Unvaccinated
  • Vaccinestatus: Vaccine status
  • Vaccinetyper: Vaccine types 
  • Vælg her: Choose here
  • Ændringer: Changes.

Important information regarding dashboard data:

“Dødsfald (positive PCR-test)” is in English “Deaths (positive PCR-test)”, and it means that a person has died within 30 days of having gotten a positive PCR-test, which means that COVID-19 not necessarily is the reason for the death.

“Nye indlæggelser (positiv PCR-test)” and ”Indlæggelser (positiv PCR-test)” – which in English are ”New hospitalisations (positive PCR-test)” and "Hospitalisations (positive PCR-test)" – means that the patient was admitted within 14 days after having taken a positive PCR-test.

Persons, who get a positive PCR-test during their hospitalisation, will also be registered as a COVID-19 related admission, and these persons will therefore be included in the key figures. In SSI’s “tendensrapport” (tendency report), we publish information about hospitalisations and deaths with COVID-19 and because of COVID-19. A new report is published every Thursday at 2 pm.

For citizens

Here you will find information in English about COVID-19 for citizens in Denmark:

Sundhedsstyrelsen (Danish Health Authority) has a webpage with information about COVID-19.

On coronasmitte.dk you will also find information about COVID-19 in English.

The Danish Medicines Agency publishes information about the vaccines against COVID-19. The agency also has questions and answers about vaccines for children.

COVID-19 news

Most of our news is only published in Danish. However, sometimes we will publish news in English. The English news can be found here, and the Danish news about COVID-19 can be found here.

We also publish EPI-news in English. EPI-news is a newsletter, which presents information on surveillance and prevention of infectious diseases, including outbreaks, primarily to the medical profession.

For information about press contact, please visit this page.

Our COVID-19 dashboards visualise a wide range of data, e.g. confirmed cases, hospitalization, deaths, and vaccination. The dashboards are in Danish, and a short glossary from Danish to English can be found on 'Dashboards about COVID-19' above.

Screenshot of all of Covid-19-dashboards