Coronavirus in Sweden: Find out the infection rate in your local area

Coronavirus in Sweden: Find out the infection rate in your local area
Rapid tests at a drop-in site in Malmö. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
UPDATED: Nationwide, the coronavirus incidence rate is falling, with just two municipalities reporting more than 50 new cases per 10,000 people in the last week. Check the situation in your area in our table.

In the table below, you can see how many new coronavirus cases were confirmed in each of Sweden’s 290 municipalities during the week ending July 4th (the most recent for which data is available) and how many that is per 10,000 residents.

For the three biggest cities (Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö) the data is shown by stadsdel or neighbourhood rather than municipality. We have used the Swedish names, for example Göteborg Centrum, for consistency.

Note that direct comparisons nationwide can be difficult. Varying population sizes mean any increase is more pronounced per capita in a small municipality, and healthcare in Sweden is managed at the regional level, which means different areas may use different criteria for testing and so a smaller or larger proportion of total cases may be discovered.

In the week ending July 4th, seven municipalities (Pajala, Arjeplog, Arvidsjaur, Kil, Älvsbyn, Luleå, and Karlstad) reported over 10 new cases per 10,000 inhabitants. That means 0.1 percent of the local population, or 1 in every 1000, received a positive Covid-19 test result that week. That’s not necessarily a full picture of how many people have the virus, since people may be infected and contagious for longer than one week, and not everyone who is infected will be tested. 

All those neighbourhoods are located in either Norrbotten or Värmland regions, where the more highly contagious Delta variant of the virus has contributed to higher levels of spread. The Public Health Agency expects this to be the dominant variant nationwide by the end of the summer, as it is already present in all regions.

Current guidance is that you should get a test if you experience symptoms that don't go away within 24 hours, if someone you have been in close contact with tests positive and you have symptoms or are contacted by contact tracers and told to get tested, and in many cases if you return to Sweden after any travel overseas.


Member comments

  1. As an Australian visiting Sweden (long story short – with permission of Aus govt) I am not seeing the same attention to testing as in Australia. Last week Australia conducted 1/4 million tests – I wonder what the numbers are for Sweden? Without adequate and easily sourced testing, how can the virus be managed?

  2. Hi Bruce, you can search for Borlänge in the search box just above the table – just make sure you include the dots on the a. It had 30 new cases in week 5.

  3. I think the way they handle the virus here in Sweden is bad! Now they are saying that they are waiting for more doses! Why are they so slow in all this, many people die here but it seems as if they don’t care: at least that is how it feels here whilst other countries are doing so much to protect their people and England has already vaccinated so many people but here….

  4. There are no excessive deaths at the moment and hospitals aren’t at capacity. Seems all a bit excessive, happens when you test too many people who have just cold like symptoms.

    1. Having just come out of hospital after a hard covid, I find your ignorance startling. Stop just sprouting stuff from your head that you believe is true, and reply on facts. Trying telling the same shit to the nurses who helped me.

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