The Swedish economy is recovering
The Swedish economy is recovering after what could be the worst of the corona crisis. In June, the purchasing manager index from Swedbank/Silf was almost back to normal levels. The private services sector index rose to 49.2 from 41.5 in May, according to new figures. For the industry, the index rose from 40.0 to 47.0. An index over 50 is an indicator of growth. According to Swedbank, the recovery is partly a recoil after the deep fall in the spring and partly as a result of the easing of the coronary restrictions.

Tests with virus killing materials
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg have invented a virus-killing material that can be used to treat, for example, face masks and thus reduce the spread of infection. "The idea is to coat different types of protective equipment and when the virus comes into contact with the material it is deactivated or killed," says Martin Andersson, professor of chemistry to Sweden's radio. Testing of the material is now underway and within a month the researchers will know how effective the method is. “The results so far seem promising,” says Martin Andersson.


9 new deaths in Sweden - a total of 5,430 deceased as of July 3
Another nine people have died from covid-19 over the past 24 hours. A total of 5,430 people have died since the beginning of the pandemic according to the Swedish Public Health Authority. The total number of confirmed infected persons is now 71,419, an increase of 780 persons since the previous day. 127 people receive intensive care, according to the Swedish Intensive Care Register, to compare with 178 one week ago. In eight counties, more people have died in the past two weeks than in the previous two weeks, in Kalmar, Jönköping, Halland and Blekinge.