the Statens Serum Institut will have a better overview of the number of coronasmittede danes and working on a new system, which involves testing.
It writes the trade newspaper Ingeniøren.
- the distribution in society is of course interesting, and that is where we have to put the systems up, as we have with our influenza surveillance scheme, where some practitioners - the so-called sentinellæger - takes samples from the patients, as encounters with flu-like symptoms, so we know what is circulating, says the deputy permanent secretary Tyra Grove Krause for the magazine.
There are currently 914 infected persons in Denmark. But the figure says nothing about how many there actually are sick of coronavirus, since it only tests the seriously ill.
There are about 120 general practitioners participating in the so-called sentinelovervågning.
They will have the opportunity to test 5-10 patients each week per doctor.
It is planned that it should happen, by the citizens, the tester itself.
- So we are to try to set systems up, which is based on testing. Then get a doctor in sentinelprogrammet a patient in the tube, which they assess have a respiratory infection, but not sick enough to come to the hospital, can be a relatives go down and pick up a test kit from the doctor, says Tyra Grove Krause.
from these samples in the population, authorities can get an indication of how many sitting at home and is infected.
as coronavirusset has gained a foothold among danes, the authorities changed strategy.
Now testing only seriously ill for coronavirus, while people with mild symptoms are encouraged to stay home under the covers.
Anyway, it is interesting to get an indication of the number of infected people, sounds from the head.
- and with that there are taken all the steps we like to follow it in the population, says Tyra Grove Krause.
She estimates that there are between 9000 and 90,000 infected danes right now.
Tyra Grove Krause estimates that the system can get started quickly, probably in the next week.