By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The number of cases nationally of COVID-19 continues to be at a low level, but an increase is now seen in large parts of the country during the week ending July 24. The increase is mainly linked to the metropolitan regions but can also be seen in other places. The monitoring of virus variants shows that the delta variant continues to dominate.

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Last week, 2,637 confirmed cases of covid-19 were reported in Sweden, which is an increase of approximately 42 percent compared with week 28. The incidence calculated over 14 days was 43 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The highest incidence was in the group 20-29 years, followed by the groups 10-19 years and 30-39 years. The incidence of falls per 100,000 inhabitants was higher in eleven regions during week 29 compared with week 28.

We have a certain increase now but you have to remember that it is still at very low levels. It is important to continue to keep your distance, avoid congestion and test yourself if you have symptoms. The pandemic is not over and it is important that both individuals and businesses continue to follow the recommendations, says Anders Tegnell, state epidemiologist.

The proportion of cases of covid-19 with a connection to travel abroad was 20 percent last week.

The spread of infection has continued to increase in parts of Europe and in several other countries, which means a risk for Swedish travelers as well. This applies especially to those who are unvaccinated.

Vaccinations in the regions continue according to plan. The proportion of the population aged 18 and older who have received one dose of vaccine is now just over 77 per cent and just over 50 per cent has received two doses.

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