Regional Information About Coronavirus

The following is information compiled from regional authorities about the spread of infection and measures taken in response to the outbreak of COVID-19.

Dalarna

9/7: Significant Interest in Testing Means Longer Wait Times
Region Dalarna has increased the number of available testing slots but interest remains great. Many have colds and wish to book PCR tests. This means they may have to wait several days for a testing slot. Those with minor symptoms should not call their health center to book an appointment. Instead, they should book an appointment via the “Min Vård Dalarna” app, says regional infection control. More information from Region Dalarna (in Swedish).

9/7: Children With Symptoms Should Be Tested
Region Dalarna’s infection control recommends that children from preschool and upwards be tested for COVID-19 if they show symptoms. Unless necessary, younger children should remain home without testing. More information from Region Dalarna (in Swedish).

Jämtland Härjedalen

9/9: Testing Buses Increase Capacity
The capacity of so-called “testing buses” has increased as a result of interest in testing, states the Region in a press release. Many wonder how reliable the self-tests are. According to the Region, hospital methods provide the same results as self-testing on the buses. More information from Region Jämtland Härjedalen (in Swedish)

Kalmar

9/9: Fewer Visits to Emergency Rooms and Primary Care
The pandemic’s affect on the healthcare system includes a reduction in visits to emergency rooms and primary care. At the same time, the number of calls to 1177 has increased, and the digitalization of health services has taken a leap forward, writes Region Kalmar. More information from Region Kalmar (in Swedish). 

Norrbotten

8/9: Poorer Compliance Among the Elderly and School Children
Norrbotten’s County Administrative Board reports a drop in compliance with recommendations among the elderly and school children. By contrast, compliance is high among elderly using public transportation. More information from Norrbotten's County Administrative Board (in Swedish). 

Skåne

7/9: Additional Locations Offer Testing
In Skåne, it is now possible to get tested for COVID-19 in more locations. In addition to the self-tests authorized representatives can get at the pharmacy, it’s now also possible to self-test at drive-in testing sites. Visit the 1177 Skåne website to find out more (in Swedish). 

Uppsala

7/9: County Transportation Lists Which Departures Should Be Avoided
The Uppsala County Transportation website ul.se lists which bus and train departures should be avoided as long as the social distance recommendation is in place. More information from Region Uppsala (in Swedish). 

Västerbotten

9/9 Self-Testing Possible Without Electronic Identification
Starting next week, it will be possible for people without BankID to test themselves using self-testing. More information from Region Västerbotten (in Swedish).

4/9: Children With Symptoms Should Be Tested
In Västerbotten, testing is recommended for children six years and up who show symptoms, according to 1177 Vårdguiden (Swedish Healthcare Guide). However, county health clinics and infirmaries do not currently have the ability to test children with mild cold symptoms. More information from 1177 Uppsala (in Swedish).

Västernorrland

9/9: Possible to Order Testing Kits for Children
It’s now possible to order testing kits for children six years and up with symptoms. An adult’s help is required, writes Region Västernorrland. More information from Region Västernorrland (in Swedish). 

Västra Götaland

Örebro

9/9: Alarming Increase in Crime Statistics
The County Administrative Board of Örebro reports an increase in crime statistics which coincides with the timing of the coronavirus. Among them, reports of violence against children and rape have increased. More information from Region Örebro (in Swedish).

9/8: Avoid Using Mobility Service During Rush Hour
Demand for the mobility service, which provides rides for medical services and disabled school children, has increased sharply. Please avoid using the mobility service during rush hour. More information from Region Örebro (in Swedish).

Östergötland

9/5: Children Will Not Be Tested
Region Östergötland will not be testing children with mild symptoms. More information from Region Östergötland (in Swedish). 

 

Visit your region’s website for information about COVID-19.

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