Stockholm's intensive care units almost full to capacity
The healthcare situation in Stockholm is so strained that the region has asked the National Board of Health and Welfare for help in finding more staff.
The number of people in need of hospital care also continues to increase.
"It cannot be worth this, to go for after work drinks, do Christmas shopping or meet people outside your household. The consequences could be terrible", Stockholm region's health and medical care director Björn Eriksson said.