"Of all those who have died from the coronavirus around the world, somewhere between 40 and 60 percent live in nursing homes or various forms of residential care for older people, with a couple of exceptions and that is Australia and Singapore. But in countries like Belgium, Spain, France and even Norway, the proportion is around half or more,"

says Marta Szebehely, a professor emeritus in Social Work at Stockholm University.

She is referring to figures from the London School of Economics, which show that, as of April 15th, nearly 64 percent of Norway's 136 confirmed Covid-19 deaths had occurred in elderly care facilities. So while the overall death rate is significantly higher in Sweden, the proportion of fatalities at nursing homes is twice as high in Norway.

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