At a press conference on Thursday gives Karin Tegmark Wisell, head of department at the Swedish Public Health Agency, an update on the corona situation in Sweden and the world.
She initially says that the first week of 2021 has been hit hard by the corona globally.
– Internationally, it is still a pandemic in its power, it does not seem to be slowing down, says Tegmark Wisell.
A heavy milestone
A particularly steep increase in corona falls has been seen in the northern hemisphere during the winter weeks – including in Sweden.
On Thursday, 351 new Swedish deaths with covid-19 were reported. As a result, we can state that 10,158 people have died in the suites of the virus in Sweden.
We are thus passing a heavy milestone – but have not reached the end, according to Tegmark Wisell:
“Unfortunately, we expect that the increase will continue, because we still have a spread of infection in the country,” she said during the press conference.
This is the situation in different regions
Since the start of the pandemic, 518,783 people have been confirmed infected with covid-19 in Sweden. A total of 4,491 corona-infected people needed intensive care.
The infection situation differs somewhat between different regions, and is described as follows by Tegmark Wisell:
- Skåne: Still a large number of cases. In the last 14 days, 1,272 cases per 100,000 inhabitants have been reported. The same figure for the whole country is 687 per 100,000.
- Blekinge: 981 cases / 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, ie higher than the national average.
- Halland: 992 cases / 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, even there higher than the national average.
- Västra Götaland: A large number of reported cases. 787 cases / 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.
- Stockholm: 423 cases / 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. The number of new cases has been lower in recent weeks, but is still high.
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