Kontakttallet is increased to 1.4, and it means that the corona virus now spreading among the population.
It informs Kåre Mølbak, technical director of the State Serum Institute, at a press conference on Monday afternoon.
the Figure of 1.4 means that a coronasmittet gives the virus on to 1.4 people on average.
- the Figure is 1.4, and it may fall, depending on the degree to which the guidelines are complied with, says Kåre Mølbak and adds.
- the Shutdown is not up to me. But that is not something that is a priori excluded. But we will hardly come in the situation. It stands and falls with the population, he says.
In march, when it became clear that the coronavirus was spreading, took the government to the drastic decision to close the country down.
At Monday's news conference will be health and ældreminister Magnus Heunicke (S) does not reject, it may be necessary again.
- We are prepared to do it to keep the epidemic and virus under control, he says.
- today we have a much more dense network and more knowledge about what kind of disease we are facing. We have a testkapacitet, and a population who know of the situation. It stands and falls with the population, he says.
Over the summer, there have been major outbreaks of coronavirus in the country. There have been particularly many people in Ringsted, where at least 142 employees at Danish Crown's slaughterhouse has been found to be contaminated.
in Addition, Aarhus is affected. Here is about half of all new smittetilfælde in the last week has been found in Aarhus.
Also it is affected by a local outbreak. The municipality has had 42 new people infected with the corona virus the past week.
on Monday were 40 children from a kindergarten sent home in isolation after a finding smittetilfælde in the institution.
Statens Serum Institut has in the past used the concept of 'smittetryk'.
But in order to avoid misdiagnosing uses health instead 'kontakttal' as a concept of how many contacts one infected, on average, will allow the infection to proceed to.