Statistics on COVID-19

The National Board of Health and Welfare is continuously monitoring the development of the disease COVID-19. This page presents a selection of the statistics published translated into English. All published statistics are available on our Swedish webpage.

The excel files contains the latest available data on the date marked in the file. Updated data is available on the Swedish webpage.

The majority of the statistics produced by The National Board of Health and Welfare is based on administrative registers. The central sources for statistics regarding COVID-19 is primarily the Patient Register and the Cause of Death Register.

For more information, please visit our page on statistics

Please contact registerservice@socialstyrelsen.se for any questions.

Statistics on number of COVID-19 deaths

Here you can find information on statistics directly tied to COVID-19. The statistics include the number of COVID-19 deaths, age distribution, regional distribution, comorbidity, and the number of deceased per day.

The statistics show deceased persons where COVID-19 was listed as the underlying cause of death on the death certificates submitted to the National Board of Health and Welfare. The information is divided into age, sex, comorbidity, and county. The numbers do not show the final number of deaths. They are updated as more death certificates are submitted. Physicians submit the certificates within three weeks and the final number will change as more cause of death certificates are received.

Due note that the data is not updated in the Excel-file. Please visit the Swedish site for current data.

Description of data sources

The National Board of Health and Welfare's data on deceased differs slightly from those presented daily by the Swedish Public Health Agency. This is due to the origin of the statistics. The Public Health Agency only reports deceased with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 who have died within 30 days. The National Board of Health and Welfare reports all cases where the underlying cause of death was COVID-19, regardless of whether the diagnosis was laboratory-confirmed or not.

More on how the authority collects and codes causes of death can be found in the fact sheet Description of data sources for COVID-19 deaths.

Statistics on COVID-19 among the elderly by form of housing

A particularly vulnerable group to more severe symptoms and infection with the coronavirus and COVID-19 is the older segment of the population. It is important to gain knowledge about the extent of the disease in this group in order to prevent and reduce the risk of transmission.

Statistics are presented here on the number of individuals aged 70 and above who lived in a retirement home or received home help services. Statistics on the number of individuals aged 70 and above confirmed infected with COVID-19. The number of elderlies who died from COVID-19 by form of housing and the place of death.

The statistics were produced on the municipal level and provide a current situation report until 14 May 2020.

For more detailed information, see the Excel file.

Due note that the data is not updated in the Excel-file. Please visit the Swedish site for current data.

Statistics on infected and deceased with COVID-19 among the elderly by form of housing is a fact sheet based on existing data available from the National Board of Health and Welfare's national registry and other sources. Here, we present statistics on how many people aged 70 and above live in residential care or receive home help services.

The statistics provide a situation report on how many over the age of 70 have been confirmed infected with or died from COVID-19, and by form of housing. In addition, the place of death is reported; if the individual has died in hospital, in residential care, or in ordinary housing.

The statistics presented are preliminary and do not represent the final number of infected or deceased up to the date of publication, as more cause of death certificates are expected. Physicians submit the certificates within three weeks and the final number will change as more cause of death certificates arrive.

Statistics on COVID-19 among persons with residential arrangements according to LSS

Here, we report statistics for persons with residential arrangements provided under the Act (1993:387) concerning Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments (LSS Section 9, item 8, 9) and who have been confirmed infected with or deceased due to COVID-19. Individuals with residential arrangements according to LSS is a group in need of social support.

Statistics on infected and deceased with COVID-19 among persons with residential arrangements under the Act on Support and Service for Persons with Certain Functional Impairments is a fact sheet based on existing data available from the National Board of Health and Welfare's national registry and other sources.

These statistics show how many people had residential arrangements according to LSS on 1 October 2019. The statistics also provide a situation report on how many in this group that have been confirmed infected with or died from COVID-19, by form of housing.

The statistics presented are preliminary and do not represent the final number of infected or deceased up to the date of publication, as more cause of death certificates are expected. Physicians will submit the certificates within three weeks and the final number will change as more cause of death certificates arrive.

Due note that the data is not updated in the Excel-file. Please visit the Swedish site for current data.

Hospitalisation times for patients with COVID-19

Many patients are receiving hospital treatment for the disease, both on regular wards and in special intensive care units. This fact sheet contains statistics from 15 regions on care periods for individuals confirmed infected and diagnosed with COVID-19 in hospitals.

Due note that the data is not updated in the Excel-file. Please visit the Swedish site for current data.

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