The Public Health Agency of Sweden has drawn up two conceivable scenarios for COVID-19 trends in the coming months. The most likely scenario, according to the Agency, is that infection rates will reach similar levels to those seen during the omicron wave about a year ago. This may mean that the number of people needing hospital care because of COVID-19 will rise to similar levels to those in January and February 2022, the Agency writes.

While the Agency does not see any reason at present for increased infection control measures, local or regional measures may become appropriate.

Consequently, to minimise transmission of COVID-19, flu and RSV, it is important to get vaccinated in line with current recommendations and to stay at home if you are feeling unwell.