The variety of new coronavirus infections in Sweden has dropped by 54% since late June, the World Health Organisation stated Wednesday.
The nation has by no means applied full lockdown measures and has defended its approach to the virus, which drew worldwide criticism.
According to the WHO report, during the last month, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have seen will increase between 40% and 200%.
Last month, Sweden was the second most-infected nation per capita on the earth, however its every day new circumstances have been reducing since June 24, when it reported 1,803 new infections. The every day variety of deaths in Sweden has been reducing since mid-April, when it reported a file dying rely of 115.
“In many ways the voluntary measures we put in place in Sweden have been just as effective as complete lockdowns in other countries”, Anders Tegnell, the chief epidemiologist at Sweden’s public well being company stated, and added:
“We are now seeing rapidly falling cases, we have continuously had healthcare that has been working, there have been free beds at any given time, never any crowding in the hospitals. The failure has of course been the death toll that has been very much related to the long-term care facilities in Sweden. Now that has improved, we see a lot less cases in those facilities”.
Sweden, nevertheless, ranks eighth amongst international locations with the best variety of COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 individuals. It outranks the United States and Brazil, that are the world’s first and second worst-hit nations when it comes to complete circumstances.