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Statens Serum Institut will invite 18.000 random danes to the test

the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) will invite 18.000 random danes to be tested for whether they have antibodies in the blood against the covid-19.

It informs the SSI in a press release.

By testing for antibodies against the covid-19 serum institute get a better idea of how many there have been previously infected by the virus.

- Statens Serum Institut and the regions will therefore now again invite a randomly selected group of citizens to get a blood test to measure whether they have antibodies in the blood against the covid-19-the virus, says the press release.

Along with the test for antibodies will also be available for a throat swabs to investigate, how large a proportion who are currently infected with the virus.

As a part of the political agreement on the reopening of Denmark made a continuous sample surveys of how many there are, and have been infected.

the First survey took place in may, where the results pointed to the fact that 1.2 percent of the country's population had been infected with the virus.

While the study in may applied only for the selected municipalities, there will this time be tested people from all over the country.

As something new is offered to study also for children from 12 years and up.

If they choose to participate, their accompanying parents will also be offered a test.

The 18.000 randomly drawn danes will be invited over the next three weeks. The first samples expected to be taken in the next week.

- We hope that many will take up the offer to allow themselves to explore, then we can get a better picture of how big a part of the population that really has been hit by the epidemic forecast.

- By combining the ability to have both an antibody test and the test for whether one is currently infected, we also hope to make it more attractive to participate, says senior scientist Steen Ethelberg from SSI, who leads the project team that stands behind the study.

on Tuesday informed SSI that since Monday had been 144 new smittetilfælde in Denmark. At the same time, the number of inpatients decreased by three to 20 persons.

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