The Swedish statsepidemiolog, Anders Tegnell, have had a few very hard months at the head of Sweden's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
And now he is also hard on himself.
In an interview with Swedish P1 tells the 64-year-old swede, that he underestimated the problems in the care of older people in Sweden.
- We thought that our age in society meant that we could avoid the situation like we saw in Italy, as the older generations often live together down there, but it turned out to be a big mistake. The death toll rose dramatically.
- of Course, I would wish that we had been even clearer and done better, for the death toll, we see in Sweden, is terrible and should be avoided, says Anders Tegnell.
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at the same time, he points to problems in the home care and on plejehjemmene as the main cause for the high death toll.
Tuesday been registered and a further 39 died of coronavirus in Sweden, and thus are a total of 5161 persons died with covid-19.
The total number of infected people in Sweden are now on the 60.837, which is an increase of 1905 since Monday. However, highlights the spokespersons for the Swedish health authorities, that the daily death toll is decreasing from day to day.
In total there are now hospitalized 459 patients in the Swedish intensive care units. 200 of them are treated for covid-19, which is a lower number than last week.
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