Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sweden - Statistics & facts

Sweden has drawn attention from the rest of the world for the way it handles the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Compared to many other countries, Sweden took softer measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Indeed, Sweden did not implement a lockdown nor closed its borders. The country preferred to provide recommendations rather than regulations. Primary schools, restaurants, and bars remained thus open. Gatherings of up to 50 people were notably still allowed.

The number of cases in a single day first peaked much later than in most of the neighboring countries. It peaked on June 24, with 1,698 confirmed cases. Since October, however, figures rose and surpassed those of June. On November 19, for instance, Sweden recorded a peak of 7,631 infections. As of November 25, Sweden faced over 225 thousand confirmed infections for a death toll of over  six thousand lives. Most deaths occurred among older age groups, from 70 years and older. The largest share was among individuals aged 80 to 90 years old, where the number of coronavirus deaths reached a total of 2,729. In Sweden, the virus started to spread within nursing homes, which can explain why so many deaths affected the elderly. 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 COVID-19. 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. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Sweden - Statistics & facts

Sweden has drawn attention from the rest of the world for the way it handles the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Compared to many other countries, Sweden took softer measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Indeed, Sweden did not implement a lockdown nor closed its borders. The country preferred to provide recommendations rather than regulations. Primary schools, restaurants, and bars remained thus open. Gatherings of up to 50 people were notably still allowed.

The number of cases in a single day first peaked much later than in most of the neighboring countries. It peaked on June 24, with 1,698 confirmed cases. Since October, however, figures rose and surpassed those of June. On November 19, for instance, Sweden recorded a peak of 7,631 infections. As of November 25, Sweden faced over 225 thousand confirmed infections for a death toll of over  six thousand lives. Most deaths occurred among older age groups, from 70 years and older. The largest share was among individuals aged 80 to 90 years old, where the number of coronavirus deaths reached a total of 2,729. In Sweden, the virus started to spread within nursing homes, which can explain why so many deaths affected the elderly. 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 COVID-19. 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. 

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