The spread of infection has increased week by week.

But the increase seems to have stopped, says the Public Health Agency, which states that the spread of infection is high in Sweden compared to many other countries in Europe.

- We see a stabilization, but need to reduce the number of cases, says Karin Tegmark Wisell, unit manager at the Swedish Public Health Agency.

She states that a total of 2,711,601 vaccine doses have been given in the country, according to the regions' reports to the national vaccination register.

Every fourth adult

Tegmark Wisell says that 2,010,951 people have received a dose.

This corresponds to 24.6 percent of the adult population.

700,650 people have received two doses, which corresponds to 8.6 percent.

- If we look at what is still the light in the tunnel, the vaccinations, we can now state that even today there are over two million vaccinated people who have received at least one dose.

No lightening

According to Iréne Nilsson Carlsson, public health adviser at the National Board of Health and Welfare, healthcare is still heavily burdened by the pandemic.

- So right now we do not see any lightening for healthcare, says Iréne Nilsson Carlsson.

Today, there are 2,127 people who need hospital care due to covid-19 and 403 of them are cared for in IVA.

According to the National Board of Health and Welfare, 19 regions expect a deterioration in the short term and 18 regions a deterioration in the slightly longer term.

Here you can see more about the infection situation.