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Report: New COVID shot cuts hospitalization in Denmark

A demonstrator holds up a placard reading 'How can they give us what is ours' during a march to protest against COVID-19 restrictions in Denmark, in Copenhagen on Jan 9, 2022, marking the first anniversary of the anti-vaccination movement 'Men in Black'. (THIBAULT SAVARY / AFP)

COPENHAGEN / MOSCOW – A decrease in new hospitalizations for the coronavirus in Denmark has been attributed to the booster vaccine, according to a report from Denmark's Statens Serum Institut (SSI) on Thursday.

Approximately 72 percent of the population aged over 50 has received a booster vaccination, Denmark's Statens Serum Institut said

"Our analyzes of vaccine effectiveness show that people who have received the fourth jab since Sept 15, 2022 are well protected against COVID-19 hospitalization and approximately 75 percent better protected than people who have only received three jabs," said Bolette Soborg, senior physician at SSI.

Approximately 72 percent of the population aged over 50 has received a booster vaccination, SSI said.

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Russia

Russia registered 5,784 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 21,556,766, said the official monitoring and response center on Thursday.

The center said the nationwide death toll increased by 58 to 391,680, while the number of recoveries grew by 6,112 to 20,967,429.