By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Health officials in Sweden are reporting the second COVID-19 case in a person who had been in northern Italy and became ill three days after returning to Sweden with fever and respiratory symptoms.


The patient went to the infectious clinic and was tested according to routine and the test was positive on Wednesday 26 February.

The sick person is now being cared for at the Infection Clinic at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. The person is feeling well and is in for observation.

The Public Health Authority says it is not unexpected that they see new cases. There is no community spread reported in the country.

In total, about 300 samples have now been analyzed by the Public Health Authority and by the other clinical microbiological laboratories in the country. This is the second time a patient has been infected with covid-19. On January 31, the first case in Sweden was detected in Jönköping.