But while state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell believes Sweden should learn from Norway, an expert on elderly care issues in the Nordic region is not so sure they have got things right, either.
She is referring to figures from the London School of Economics, which show that, as of April 15th, nearly 64 percent of Norway’s 136 confirmed Covid-19 deaths had occurred in elderly care facilities. So while the overall death rate is significantly higher in Sweden, the proportion of fatalities at nursing homes is twice as high in Norway.
Listen to the report to hear more.
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Finland: First Covid-19 death reported in southwestern Finnish Lapland, Yle News
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Norway: Norwegian Arctic wilderness tourism hit particularly hard by coronavirus, The Independent Barents Observer
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Sweden: How different is Sweden’s coronavirus strategy to its Scandinavian neighbours?, Radio Sweden
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