How many people are ill from COVID-19 in Sweden?
The current number of confirmed cases, in Sweden and globally, is displayed here (in Swedish). The figures change constantly, as more people seek healthcare and are diagnosed with the disease.
Until 12 March 2020 all suspected cases among people travelling from affected areas to Sweden were followed up with sampling and contact tracing. From 13 March 2020 the following groups are prioritized for sampling:
- Hospitalised patients
- Health or elderly care personnel with suspected COVID-19
This means that the number of reported cases is lower from 13 March, and that the number of cases before and after the change of sampling routines is not comparable.
Since many infected with COVID-19 only develop mild symptoms, it is likely that the number of cases reported is lower than the actual number of cases. Specific investigations are carried out to monitor how the disease spreads across Sweden, for example by testing influenza samples for COVID-19. The aim with such data collection is to learn more about how COVID-19 is spreading in Sweden and how healthcare services are affected.
Updated: 5/18/2020 1:39:43 PMOpen in new tab
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