1) FT - “Deaths are published on Wed on the National Board of Health and Welfare website .Doctors send the death certificates in over 3 wks, so there is a significant lag in death reporting.

To Oct 12 total of 5911 deaths reported.

90% lab confirmed.
2) Additional information on Sweden.

“Last week in Sweden – a Corona report (5 – 11 Oct) :

A) 5,894 people have now died with Covid-19 in Sweden, a decrease in total fatalities of 1 compared with last week. This isn’t to say there’s been a resurrection, rather during the week..
B) a region made a downwards revision by 12 of their total deaths. It can be more accurately said, then, that 11 fatalities were reported this week, which is a similar number to last week. The total number of Swedish ICU cases has gone largely unchanged, however the number....
C) of infections are rising even though the number of hospitalizations remain at a stable level.
D) Locally, the situation is worse. Stockholm, for example, continues to be impacted more seriously than other regions, which Sweden’s state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell thinks is strange. The spread of infection should be greater in larger regions which haven’t previously...
E) been as hard hit, such as Skåne and Västra Götaland. Meanwhile, the pattern looks similar in other parts of the world; the hardest hit cities are also facing a difficult second wave. However, individual districts that suffered more during the spring are now being somewhat...
F) spared. Instead, central Stockholm is seeing greater spread of infection, with the capital’s satellite towns seeing low transmission; something that, according to researchers, may be because more people in the inner city are testing themselves.
G) Worst affected by the spread of infection is Uppsala, which this week reported its highest numbers so far. This level hasn’t been seen since the beginning of June, when more testing was made available. Uppsala is also seeing an increase in the number of hospital admissions...
H) and has therefore increased the number of beds available.
I) Authorities have also focused on Uppsala when they again reiterated that young people between 20 and 30 years old are the driving force behind transmissions, usually as a result of parties and hockey training.....
J) Most troubling is increased transmission in nursing homes across Sweden. After homes reopened to visitors last week, regions across the country are now reporting that infections among the oldest and most vulnerable are on the increase.....
K) In Skåne, demands are being made for clearer guidelines regarding the reopening, yet they also state that only after a week can a connection be drawn between reopening for visits and the spread of infection. In the Swedish Public Health Agency’s latest weekly report...
L) infections in nursing homes decreased between weeks 39 and 40.
M) There won’t be an increase in limits to number of members in an audience this week. Many had expected the government to announce a relaxation of the restrictions at their meeting on Thursday....
N) but transmission among the public is currently too high, the government said.
O) This week’s news in brief:
1)The Swedish Public Health Agency’s press conferences will continue for at least another year....
2) 100s of people suffering from LT sickness with Covid-19 may lose their state sickness benefit.
3) A new study from mathematician Tom Britton shows that the number of deaths by the end of the year could be 1,000 (restrictions ignored), or as few as 100(/compliance).
4)Halloween discouraged.
5) Three distinguished international researchers, including Sweden’s Martin Kuldorff, made a well-publicized appeal – the ’Barrington Declaration’ – challenging world leaders to stop lockdowns and instead pursue herd immunity for the healthy...
6) while isolating risk groups. Much backlash ensued, with one Yale researcher calling the suggestion ”grotesque”. The WHO has since advised against lockdown as a primary option for countries.
7) Sweden ignored EUC call to close primary schools. A Dagens Nyheter reader wondered why....after Anders Tegnell previously said that EU cooperation had broken down, as all other countries went in their own direction. The Swedish PHA declined comment.
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