Swedish News, April 07: Another 114 dead in Sweden
Today's update from the Public Health Agency shows that a total of 591 people have died after being infected by the coronavirus. This is an increase of 114 people compared to yesterday. "We are averaging about 40 deaths per day," says state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell. According to the Intensive Care Register, approximately 440 corona infected persons are now receiving intensive care. So far, 7,693 people in Sweden have been confirmed infected by the coronavirus.

Most infected in Stockholm's suburbs
Rinkeby-Kista and Spånga-Tensta are the areas in Stockholm that have the highest number of covid-19 infected per 10,000 inhabitants, according to public health authorities in Stockholm. A total of 3,143 people have been found infected in the region. This corresponds to 13 cases per 10,000 inhabitants. In Rinkeby-Kista there are 238 cases found, which is 47 cases per 10,000 inhabitants. Spånga-Tensta has 144 infected which is 37 per 10,000. The overrepresentation in the suburbs seems to be constant, according to the Infection Protection Agency.

New law gives government special powers
There is support in Parliament for the proposal to give the government special powers because of the corona crisis. This became clear after a several-hour long meeting among party leaders. According to the suggested law, the government is empowered to immediately impose a measure, but the proposal must at the same time go for review to the Riksdag, which can veto the decision afterwards. The law will be in effect from April 18 to June 30.

Fewer crimes after virus restrictions
The last few weeks have been quieter than usual for the police. With fewer people in the streets due to virus restrictions, fewer crimes are committed. In March, among other things, fewer violent crimes, criminal offenses and thefts compared to the same month in the past three years.

Sweden warms up twice as fast
Sweden has become an average of 1.7 degrees warmer since the end of the 19th century, according to new calculations made by SMHI. Globally, the temperature increase during the same time is 0.8 degrees. The increase in temperature has been biggest in Jokkmokk where the average temperature has increased by as much as 2 degrees. The biggest changes in temperature in the north have occurred in December and March, in connection with shorter winters.