Eight new deaths in Sweden
The Public Health Agency on March 29 announced that the number of deaths due to the corona virus has risen by eight people over the past 24 hours. The death toll in Sweden rises to 110, of which 43 are women and 67 men, more than half in the Stockholm region.

The number of people in intensive care is decreasing
The number of covid-19 patients receiving intensive care has decreased, according to state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell on March 29. The increase in the number of elderly people affected has also flattened. "What we do in the country must have an effect," he said. People are also being discharged from intensive care. A big difference from how it has looked in many other countries, according to Tegnell. However, the metropolitan regions are severely affected along with the surrounding provinces Uppsala, Södermanland and Östergötland.


‘Locking up a population can be tricky’
Sweden's way of dealing with the pandemic have in some countries started to be called "the Swedish experiment". Sweden’s Director General of Public Health Johan Carlson turned the criticism around in the Swedish TV show Agenda, "It is a tricky experiment to lock in a population for four, five months," he said in the program "In addition to having a lot of negative consequences, that type of rules is rarely followed," he said. "If you want to succeed with measures that need to be kept for months, you have to have acceptance and understanding," he says.

Few children suffer from corona
Only 1-5 percent of those who become ill with the coronavirus are children according to a compilation of studies from China, Italy and the U.S. of nearly 100,000 infected. Only three children have died. "Children have a different immune system than adults," says Professor Jonas Ludvigsson at the Karolinska Institute. The corona virus binds to an enzyme in the body that in children is undeveloped. Another explanation may be that children are often lightly affected by other viruses and therefore also pass sars-cov-2, or that fewer tests may have been done on children due to their mild symptoms.

Lack of material threat to combat corona
The World Health Organization (WHO) believes that the "chronic global shortage of personal protective equipment" is one of the biggest threats to efforts to combat the corona pandemic.

KING: Take advantage of the days at home
HRH King Carl XVI Gustaf does not understand those in his age group who ignore the government's advice on social distancing. “Take advantage of the days when you are at home,” says the king in an interview with Dagens Nyheter. The royal couple is healthy and has followed the health authority’s advice of working digitally from home. That some people born in the 1940s have not obeyed the advice on social distancing is something he does not understand. “There are so many things you can do, things that you haven't had the time for earlier. Read a book, clean, repaint the house. "