In stats: How have different parts of western Sweden been affected by the coronavirus?

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In stats: How have different parts of western Sweden been affected by the coronavirus?
A hospital and field hospital in Gothenburg. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

Different regions of Sweden are at different stages of the coronavirus infection curve, and the same is true of different municipalities within each region. Here's a look at the situation in Västra Götaland in western Sweden based on the latest statistics.


As of the afternoon of May 8th, 3,254 people had tested positive for the coronavirus in the region since the start of the outbreak.

A total of 342 were receiving care in hospital for the virus, of whom 91 were in the region's intensive care units.

Since the start of the outbreak, a total of 1,777 cases have been classes as 'concluded', meaning that the person in question received hospital care at some point but had either been discharged from hospital or had passed away. Of those, 89 percent had survived, while 292 people had died.

Dividing the region into different sectors, the majority (62 percent) of confirmed cases were in Gothenburg and southern Bohuslän, with 16 percent in Fyrbodal, 15 percent in Södra Älvsborg, and seven percent in Skaraborg.


The table below shows confirmed coronavirus cases in different municipalities across the region, based on where the patients were registered.

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In the week ending May 3rd, 2,795 people across Västra Götaland were tested for the coronavirus.

The region has recently begun testing people who work in the healthcare sector and have mild symptoms of illness, in addition to people who are seriously ill. Of approximately 550 such tests carried out so far, 24 percent have been positive for the virus.


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