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Visits to nursing homes in Aarhus must again take place outdoors after a large increase in infection

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Visits to nursing homes in Aarhus Municipality must again take place outdoors, after more than 100 new cases of infection with coronavirus have been registered in the past week.

This is stated by the city director of Aarhus Municipality, Niels Højberg, to Jyllands-Posten.

– It is worrying that the infection is rising so much. That is why we are acting immediately. We may have come to a place where we all do not think we need to talk about corona every day. But we have to do it again, he tells the newspaper.

The decision comes after the emergency preparedness in Aarhus Municipality today held a meeting with the head of emergency preparedness and a representative from the Danish Agency for Patient Safety.

Yesterday, Aarhus stood out markedly on the map of Denmark for new cases of infection, when new figures came from the Statens Serum Institut (SSI) yesterday. Over the weekend, 50 new cases were identified. Since yesterday, 27 additional cases have been registered.

Thus, in one week, 104 cases of coronavirus have been registered in Aarhus Municipality, which has not otherwise been severely affected by the virus.

Aarhus has thus crossed the limit of 20 infected per 100,000 inhabitants in the course of a week and is therefore now described as a “red” municipality.

The sudden rise in the infection in East Jutland yesterday led an expert to state that it has probably been a so-called super-spreading event.

The Danish Agency for Patient Safety is also ‘very aware’ of what is going on in the municipality and is still in the process of making infection detection and forming an overview of the infection chains.

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