- Anna-Carin Matterson
Some data from Sweden.
Updated: Apr 16, 2020
Attached is also some data for Sweden, where there have been some interesting developments. Report below in Swedish. Let us know if you have questions.
Last week, universities and high schools closed but primary schools are still going. Stockholm is the worst hit area and they were expecting a wave cases needing intensive care over the weekend - but it never came. Maybe it will come.
Sweden will, this week, start to randomly test people, like in Iceland, to get a better picture of what the real infection rate is.
Sweden is still largely open. People in Stockholm are asked to work from home when possible and many bars have shut, but restaurants seem to remain open, as do shops. About half of my friends still go to work in their offices. If it continues to remain open, it may be an interesting comparison to the hard line measures...
People in risk groups and over 70 are asked to stay at home, though.
In the attached there is some data and when it says v9, v11 it means week. The total number of confirmed cases is 1906 (19 cases per 100 000 inhabitants). 53% are men. A majority - which is getting smaller - have contracted it abroad, primarily in Italy (24%) and Austria (13%). 21 people have died. Median age of people in intensive care is 66 years.