Replicating a New York Times Table of Swedish COVID-19 deaths with gt

I recently read an article in the New York Times about excess deaths in Sweden during the coronavirus outbreak. As opposed to many of its neighbors, Sweden did not do a general lockdown; instead, it (controversially) strove to systematically develop herd immunity. However, current data suggest that excess deaths (the number of deaths above the usual number) in Sweden are higher than many of its neighbors that enacted early, stricter lockdowns.