Aftonbladet: Stockholm is the second hardest-hit capital in Europe when it comes to the pandemic

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Stockholm is one of the hardest-hit capitals in Europe when it comes to coronavirus related deaths. Only Madrid is worse off.

In a review by newspaper Aftonbladet, the number of deaths after the coronavirus has been compared in the seven cities of Berlin, London, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Rome, and Stockholm.

The review shows that, during the pandemic, there were 2,688 corona deaths in Stockholm, i.e., 113 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants. Only Madrid was worse, with 11,349 deaths, i.e., 170 per 100,000 inhabitants.

“A tragedy”

“Why has it become like this? It’s a tragedy that we will have to investigate,” Johan Styrud at Danderyd Hospital and leader of the Stockholm Medical Association said.

Oslo is one of the seven cities that comes at the bottom of the list, with 63 deaths, i.e., 9 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Styrud believes that is because Oslo had much stricter restrictions.

“Oslo was very militant in the beginning, very powerful. They closed down society, and you could not travel across the municipal border for quite some time. 

“In addition, they closed the border with Sweden quite harshly this spring,” he added.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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