Sweden reports 14,911 new COVID-19 cases, 45 deaths since Friday

Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has registered 14,911 new coronavirus cases since Friday, health agency statistics showed on Tuesday. The figure compared with 16,692 cases during the corresponding period last week. The country of 10 million inhabitants registered 45 new deaths, taking the total to 13,968. The deaths registered have occurred over several days and sometimes weeks.


Reuters | Stockholm | Updated: 27-04-2021 17:40 IST | Created: 27-04-2021 17:37 IST
Sweden reports 14,911 new COVID-19 cases, 45 deaths since Friday
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Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has registered 14,911 new coronavirus cases since Friday, health agency statistics showed on Tuesday. The figure compared with 16,692 cases during the corresponding period last week.

The country of 10 million inhabitants registered 45 new deaths, taking the total to 13,968. The deaths registered have occurred over several days and sometimes weeks. Sweden's death rate per capita is many times higher than that of its Nordic neighbours' but lower than in most European countries that opted for lockdowns.

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