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COVID-19 in Scandinavia

Comparing development of the corona crisis in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. Jacob Bøtter goes through PDFs, ArcGIS API's and government websites once in a while (at minimum weekly) to keep numbers updated.

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Pandemic

Daily tests
1
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Last updated
6/4/2021 9:37:48 AM

Testing so far

🇩🇰
Denmark tested
4,865,484
people,
83.53
% of the population
🇳🇴
Norway made
5,805,313
tests
🇸🇪
Sweden made
10,241,969
tests
🇫🇮
Finland made
5,051,931
tests

New confirmed cases
1
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Last updated
6/3/2021 9:16:14 AM

Cases so far

🇩🇰
Denmark has
283,089
cases,
4.86
% of the population
🇳🇴
Norway has
125,530
cases,
2.34
% of the population
🇸🇪
Sweden has
1,070,561
cases,
10.37
% of the population
🇫🇮
Finland has
92,770
cases,
1.68
% of the population

Percentage of daily tests positive
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Last updated
6/4/2021 9:38:35 AM

Currently hospitalized
5
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Last updated
6/4/2021 9:46:24 AM

Daily death toll
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Last updated
6/4/2021 9:39:51 AM

Deaths so far

🇩🇰
Denmark:
2516
deaths, IHME predicts
4,874
(4,814-4,960)
by August 1st
🇳🇴
Norway:
785
deaths, IHME predicts
1,177
(1,153-1,208)
by August 1st
🇸🇪
Sweden:
14525
deaths, IHME predicts
16,765
(16,155-17,812)
by August 1st
🇫🇮
Finland:
959
deaths, IHME predicts
1,360
(1,349-1,375)
by August 1st

Economics


Before COVID-19, a normal day (
3/1/2020
) would see
975
airplanes departing from Scandinavian airports,
on the last day tracked (
6/1/2021
) only
162
planes left the runway
across Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Daily airport departures
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Unemployment
5
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Currently
1137160
are unemployed across Scandinavia, before COVID-19 hit that number was
843794
-
an increase of
293366
.

Denmark is currently at
135312
(
147000
before), Norway at
162440
(
110000
before), Sweden at
521000
(
329100
before) and Finland is at
318408
(
257694
before).


Regional differences
1
Basic indicators
Denmark 🇩🇰
Norway 🇳🇴
Sweden 🇸🇪
Finland 🇫🇮
1
Population
5,771,672
5,501,167
10,099,265
5,622,534
2
Adult population
4,687,050
4,279,679
8,189,892
4,476,235
3
Population density (inh./km2)
133.9
17.05
22.5
16.6
4
Urbanisation rate (%)
86.9
79.3
85.1
83.2
5
Number of settlements*
1435
936
1956
716
6
Median population
623
684
656
872
7
Average population
3366
4166
4098
6246
8
Unemployment rate (%) before corona-crisis
5.3
3.9
6.6
6.7
9
Covid-19 risk factors




10
Age 65+ (% of pop.)
19.81
17.05
20.01
21.72
11
Coronary Heart Disease (% of all deaths)
12.83
17.94
22.75
23.97
12
Diabetes (% of pop.)
4.63
6.82
4.94
7.11
13
Smokers (% of pop.)
19.1
20.20
18.8
20.4
14
Estimated Covid-19 deaths by September 1st**
4,874
(4,814-4,960)
1,177
(1,153-1,208)
16,765
(16,155-17,812)
1,360
(1,349-1,375)
15
Nurses (per 1.000 people)
17.2
17.9
11.9
15.1
16
Hospital beds (per 1.000 people)
2.5
3.9
2.6
4.4
17
Physicians (per 1.000 people)
3.7
4.4
4.3
3.2
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* In Denmark: byområde; Finland: taajama; Norway: tettsted; Sweden: tätort. In the Nordic countries settlements are defined as clusters of buildings with at least 200 inhabitants where the distance between buildings does not exceed 200 metres (Norway 50 m)
** Source: University of Washington, IHME, May 7 2021

🦠 Data on the pandemic


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