Another nine have died of coronavirus in Sweden

A total of 5420 have died of coronavirus in Sweden, which on Thursday rounded 70,000 infected.

Over the past 24 days, nine deaths have been recorded among corona patients in Sweden.

This is stated in a statement from the Swedish National Board of Health, the Public Health Authority.

Thus, a total of 5420 died of coronavirus.

The number of people tested positive for coronavirus has increased by 780 to a total of 71,419.

The number of people receiving or receiving intensive coronavirus therapy has increased by 97 to 2451 over the past 24 hours.

Sweden has been far more severely affected by the corona epidemic than neighboring countries such as Denmark, Norway and Germany when looking at the number of deaths and cases of infection.

Sweden is thus number seven in the list of countries that have registered the most deaths per 100,000 population. According to a statement from Worldometer that tracks statistics on cases of infection and deaths during the corona crisis.

In Sweden, 53.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants have so far been registered. In comparison, Denmark and Norway recorded 10.5 and 4.6 deaths per 100,000 population respectively.

Early in the epidemic, Sweden decided to follow a different strategy than many other countries, which quickly shut down communities to curb the spread of infection.

Unlike Denmark, for example, it has always been possible to go to bars and restaurants, and schools have also stayed open during the crisis.

Instead, the Swedish authorities have merely encouraged the Swedes to keep their social distance otherwise in accordance with the health authorities’ guidelines for hygiene.

As death tolls have risen, especially state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, who heads the Public Health Authority, has had to be a model for massive criticism.

The World Health Organization WHO has placed Sweden on a list of 11 countries where there is a high risk of a serious flare-up of the virus.

This has angered the Swedish epidemiologist as he believes that the WHO bases the list on incorrect data.

“We have an increase in cases of infection because we have started testing a lot more in Sweden in the past week,” said Anders Tegnell.