- We now have a situation we had last week, where it is starting to look like a steep curve upwards. We thought then that we would see a really steep rise - we have not seen that yet, says Tegnell.

- Looking over the past month, it is still a relatively flat curve, but now we have an upturn. I think we should take it as a reminder of how important it is that we stick to the basics - not to go to work when you are sick and definitely not to visit your elderly relatives.

"Most will recover"

The older groups still dominate among those who received hospital care for covid-19.

- It's an unfortunate development. We also get signals from quite a few elderly residents that they are starting to see cases there, says Tegnell.

393 people are cared for, or have been cared for, in the intensive care unit in the country. These are significantly younger than those who die, and the majority are men.

- In this group you have quite a long and laborious intensive care in front of you, but the vast majority will recover.

Important with quality control

The National Board of Health and Welfare states that a majority of the country's regions report “moderate to critical” impact on access to consumables - especially protective equipment.

"At the National Board of Health and Welfare, we continue to try to meet the request for support from the regions quickly, with the addition that it is after completed delivery and quality control," says Taha Alexandersson, Deputy Emergency Management Manager.

- There seems to be some misconception that what is coming in should quickly go out without quality assurance, and that is absolutely not something we work with. Delivery and quality controls are very important so we do not end up in the same situation as some other countries.