Health

Record number of work-related illnesses reported in 2020

1:47 min
  • The coronavirus pandemic caused the number of reported work-related illnesses to almost double last year, compared with the year before.
  • Some 19,800 cases were reported, according to preliminary statistics from the Swedish Work Environment Authority, the highest figure in about two decades.
  • The number of reported occupational diseases for women rose by 119 percent, while men's increased by 28 percent.