Posted BY: Sputnik

Regarding COVID-19, Sweden ranks among the most-vaccinated nations in the world, with the vaccine uptake level among people aged 12 and over reaching 87.1 percent.

The number of newborns in Stockholm has decreased sharply this year, reaching its lowest point since 2005, and similar trends are seen in the rest of the country.

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Only 3,858 children were born in Stockholm, Sweden’s largest city with a population of about a million, during the first quarter of this year. This is wholly 14 percent fewer than during the corresponding period last year.

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Since autumn, the number of clients in maternity centers has also decreased by about 11 percent.The City of Stockholm has no explanation for the drastic decline in births.