This is the number of new daily deaths from/with Covid-19 in Sweden and the Czech Republic.
The two countries are similar in many ways – the population is just over 10 million in both countries; the average age is around 41 and the number of elderly people as share of the population is also pretty much the same (3-4% of the population is over 80 years old).
Life expectancy in Sweden, however, is 82 years while it is 79 years in the Czech Republic.
The immigrant population in Sweden is much larger as share of the population than is the case in the Czech Republic.
These two factors make it more likely that Sweden will see more Covid-19 deaths than the Czech Republic as we know that the mortality form Covid-19 increases sharply for those older than 70 yearsRead More »