Another 19 deaths with confirmed covid-19 have been reported in Sweden, the Public Health Agency announces. Thus, a total of 6,340 infected people have died in the country. A total of 201,055 people in Sweden have been confirmed infected with covid-19.
3,016 people with covid-19 have so far been intensively cared for in Sweden, a clear increase in recent weeks, according to the Swedish Public Health Agency.
Karin Tegmark Wisell says that sampling volumes are increasing. On average, it has increased by 30,000 per week in recent weeks. We are now up to 250,000 tested individuals per week. Of these, 12.9 per cent were positive last week, which is a continued increase compared with previous weeks. This is a very serious situation in Sweden, says Karin Tegmark Wisell at the Swedish Public Health Agency.
It is also important that testing linked to a change in behavior and also that only those who have symptoms or are encouraged by the care are tested, says Karin Tegmark Wisell.
If you have previously had a Covid-19 that has been confirmed, testing should not be done.
During the press conference, it is also announced that the Swedish Public Health Agency will now provide stricter general advice for Jämtland / Härjedalen as well.
In total, 20 of 21 regions have now received stricter general advice by the Public Health Agency. Blekinge has issued its own stricter general advice. As a result, all regions of the country have stricter general guidelines.
Stockholm County, Västra Götland County and Östergötland County will receive extended stricter general advice until 13 December.
Source: ICELAND NEWS