Mortality is declining in Sweden


Mortality in Sweden continues to fall after the peak in mid-April, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary weekly statistics. But the differences around the country continue to be large.

The preliminary statistics are now updated until 8 May. The top level at national level is still week 15, which has now been adjusted to 2,554 deaths. It is the highest number of deaths in a week reported throughout the 21st century.

Statistics Sweden compares the preliminary statistics on deaths with an average for the corresponding periods 2015–2019. The levels that are higher than the average are what is described here as excess mortality.

Since the peak of week 15, national mortality counts per week have fallen.


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