Sweden might see 1,000 more deaths by the end of the year if it will relax its anti-coronavirus health protocols.
An expert has warned that Sweden might have 1,000 people dead by the end of the year due to COVID-19 if Sweden discontinues to follow health protocols against the deadly disease.
In an interview with Sweden’s SVT, Tom Britton, a mathematics professor at Stockholm University, said that the country may see a sharp rise in the number of COVID deaths if Sweden begins to relax. He said that if people drop the restrictions now and start to live like pre-pandemic days, then the country could get as many as a thousand more dead by the end of the year.
Despite this, Britton was quick to add that the possible death rate will not be at the same level as in April when no one had any immunity, but the risk for a great number of new deaths is still significant if people are not careful.
Meanwhile, the math expert remains optimistic that the people will continue to stick to the recommendations, keep the death rate at around the current level of two to three deaths a day, and limiting further deaths this year to a few hundred.
Based on the public health agency’s data, Sweden has so far recorded 5,894 people who died due to COVID-19.