No new deceased reported in Sweden
No deaths from covid-19 were reported on August 1, and the Public Health Agency's (FHM) update on July 31 reported 4 deaths. A total of 5,743 people in Sweden have died from the virus. By the end of the week state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell pointed out at that the situation in Sweden continues to improve, while new record numbers are reported internationally in the pandemic.

Promising development in Sweden
On July 28 two new deaths from covid-19 had been registered in the last 24 hours, according to FHM. "The fact that we in Sweden as a whole have come down to these levels is very promising, and means that travel will soon be able to return to more normal," state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell stressed at a press conference.


The positive trend continues in Sweden
Three more covid-19 deaths were reported on July 27. A total of 5,700 people have died from covid-19 in Sweden, 3,114 men and 2,586 women. 49 people in Sweden are currently under intensive care due to the virus and a total of 79,395 people have been confirmed infected in Sweden. The trend continues in the right direction, state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell said at a press conference last week, "The serious cases are starting to become few, and those who are admitted to intensive care units every day are few."

Tegnell believes in minor outbreaks
"What we believe in the most is that we will continue to get outbreaks here and there. As we have seen in the city Gällivare [in northern Sweden] and as we have seen in other parts of the world,” says state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell about three possible scenarios of infection spread that the Swedish Public Health Agency, FHM, has developed. "The smaller the regions, the more difficult it is to make forecasts and the forecast work is generally difficult," he points out.

Three different future scenarios of covid-19 in Sweden
Another 5,800 people could die of covid-19 in Sweden in the coming year, according to the Public Health Agency's (FHM) worst-case scenario. On behalf of the government, the authority has developed three different scenarios for how the situation in Sweden can be affected from today to September, 2021. The least serious would be that the current low rate of infection persists. If this is the case 200 are calculated to die in covid-19. In scenario two, the spread of infection is more uneven, with a peak this autumn and one after New Year with just over 3,200 deaths.