February 16 According to a Swedish TV report on the 16th, 20 of the country’s 21 provinces have found Variant cases of COVID-19 infection, mainly the first cases of Variant COVID-19 infection in the United Kingdom.
Sweden has recently stepped up surveillance for the spread of Variant coronavirus, with cases of Variant Covid-19 infection in other areas except Gotland, the report said.
Randomized sampling tests conducted in four provinces in early February showed that the first variant coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom accounted for 9% to 20% of confirmed coronavirus cases.
The Swedish Public Health Agency said that as of last week, 423 Variant cases of COVID-19 had been found in the country.
Since only a very limited number of confirmed cases are currently tested for Variant coronavirus, this data does not reflect the real situation of the spread of Variant coronavirus in Sweden.
The latest risk assessment released by the European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 15th said that the Variant novel coronavirus initially found in the United Kingdom has become the main Variant novel coronavirus species transmitted in Ireland; the Variant novel coronavirus originally found in South Africa is spreading in the European Union; and the Variant novel coronavirus originally found in Brazil is spreading in the EU. The level of transmission is low.
The European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that the novel coronavirus may become more and more difficult to control as the new Variant novel coronavirus spreads.
Sweden has previously adopted a relatively relaxed anti-epidemic policy, with the Public Health Bureau making non-mandatory recommendations to the public.
With the arrival of the second wave of the epidemic, Sweden’s confirmed cases and deaths of COVID-19 have continued to climb, becoming the country with the worst epidemic in northern Europe.
According to the data released by the Swedish Public Health Agency on the 16th, there are a total of 61,869 confirmed cases and 12,487 deaths in the country.