The largest prevalence of RS virus in relation to the population is in Norrland, with 26 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Svealand and Götaland where the prevalence in both parts of the country is three cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
Among children five years of age and younger, The group most affected by RS virus In general, the incidence has gradually decreased since the peak at weeks 42 and 43 when more than 100 cases per 100 000 population were measured at a level of less than 10 cases per 100 000 population.
So far this season, 233 people have required intensive care for RS. The peak was reached during week 43 when 31 patients were admitted, and since then the number has decreased. The majority of people who required intensive care were children of five years, and of all patients, 44 percent were children of one year.
As for the flu? 881 cases were reported in the first week compared to 1,647 cases in the previous week. There, the 15-39 year age group was the most vulnerable from 40 weeks onwards. However, since week 52, the incidence is higher in the 65-year-old group. Regionally, the prevalence in relation to the population was highest in Norrbotten, Vastmanland, Dalarna, Örebro and Kalmar.
However, the Swedish Public Health Agency notes that the trend from previous flu seasons is that activity slows over the Christmas and New Year holidays and then increases again in January, although it is difficult to predict what the development will look like in the future.
The number of samples analyzed during the 2021-2022 season is much higher than in previous seasons due to the large sampling of the Covid-19 virus, so the numbers are not comparable with those of previous years.
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