In the past week from 30 June to 6 July 2021, the number of reported positive COVID-19 tests doubled (+103%) compared to the previous week. This increase was observed in all security regions.
The percentage of positive tests in the test lanes of the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) also increased to 4.5%. 154,104 people were tested for COVID-19 in the GGD test lanes in the past calendar week, 22% more than the week before that. The reproduction number based on the number of positive COVID-19 tests is still below 1, but rose to 0.97 (lower limit 0.90 – upper limit 1.05).
Positive COVID-19 tests
The number of positive COVID-19 tests per 100,000 inhabitants increased compared to the previous week, rising from 25 to 50. The largest relative increase was in the age group of 18-24 years (>200%), followed by the age group of 25-29 years (+63%), see Figure 1. In these two age groups, testing also increased by 75% compared to the week before that. The percentage of positive tests in the past week rose from 3.8% to 5.1% among people aged 18-24, and from 3.8% to 5.1% among people aged 25-29. The percentage of infections related to cafés, restaurants and parties rose sharply in the past week.
Hospital admissions and ICU admissions
The number of new patients that had to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 decreased by 50%. 59% fewer new COVID-19 patients were admitted to ICU compared to the week before. The reproduction numbers based on hospital admissions and ICU admissions are below 1.
Although more than 16 million vaccinations have been given at this point, many people have not yet been vaccinated or are not yet fully vaccinated. For that reason, following the measures is still important.