Sweden: High levels of coronavirus in Gothenburg’s wastewater

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“The percentage of viruses is about the same as in the first virus waves”.

The level of the coronavirus in the wastewater in Gothenburg is still elevated, reports Sweden’s Radio Vetenskapsradion.

According to the results, the percentage of viruses is about the same as in the first virus waves.

The measurements, carried out by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, extend until August 28 and also show that the level of SARS-CoV-2 no longer drops to the bottom between rises.

According to the results, the curve for the measured virus levels in the wastewater also makes an upward turn in the last week.

Dagensmedicin.se report (in Swedish)

 

The Swedish Coronavirus dashboard is showing wastewater samples across the rest of Sweden are currently stable, but we will update this post with any new information as it appears. 

 

There may be some evidence of an underlaying increase in Covid cases in Sweden in this bi-weekly chart. Sweden’s Covid death rate appears to be increasing at quite a clip, and, after the summer solstice trough in mid-June, the beginning of the European winter wave can be clearly seen.

 

 

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