Signs of increased spread of British virus variant
In other European countries, up to 90 per cent of the cases have been of the British variety.
"In Sweden, it's too early to draw any firm conclusions about the spread at regional level. But the fact that so many cases were discovered in spot checks indicates that, like many other European countries, we have an increased spread of the British virus variant," said Public Health Agency Unit Manager Sara Byfors.
The Public Health Agency recommends that everyone travelling abroad be tested when they come home and again five days after their return. In addition, they should avoid contact with others for a week to reduce the risk of more cases of the new virus variants entering the country and spreading further.