Expressen: 40% of all reported outbreaks in Sweden last week occurred in primary schools

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The infection in Sweden is increasing sharply. According to the latest weekly report from the Swedish public health authorities, the infection is particularly widespread in primary schools.

A total of 40% of all reported outbreaks in the last week were in primary school, the report says, according to newspaper Expressen.

The public health authorities also warn that the number of deaths has “increased sharply” in recent weeks and that Sweden is approaching the limit of what is classified as excess mortality.

This spring, Sweden was far above the limit.

Students with infection cases at home

On December 1, Swedish public health authorities issued new infection control guidelines. 

According to the update, younger children in families with corona cases should stay away from school.

The guidelines also apply to children and students who are asymptomatic and who live with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Previously, the recommendation only applied to older students, such as upper secondary school students, but now younger children are also included.

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