The highest number of cases in a single day peaked much later than in the neighboring countries. It peaked on June 24, with 1,698 cases. The reason for this is stated to be the increased test rateof the virus, and other indicators such as number of deaths, number of severe cases, and number of patients in intensive care are getting lower.
A total of almost 87.6 thousand individuals were confirmed infected in the country as of September 15, 2020, and the total number of deaths related to the virus reached over 5.8 thousand as of that date. Most of the deaths occurred among older age groups, from 70 years and older, and the largest share was among individuals in the age group from 80 to 90 years old, where the number of deaths related to the coronavirus reached a total of 2,429, also as of September 15. A highly contributing factor to the large number of deaths among the elderly was that the virus started to spread within nursing homes. The death numbers from residents in nursing homes accounted for around half of all coronavirus deaths.
How does the outbreak of the coronavirus affect the Swedish economy? Growth forecasts for the Swedish economy in 2020 expected a recession as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak. By March 2020, several Swedish enterprises had experienced a drop in the demand and sales for their products, and many companies had to lay off employees.