Coronavirus: Sweden sees just 77 new deaths from coronavirus and number of new infections drops by a quarter to just 544 as nation continues to resist lockdown

Sweden sees just 77 new deaths from coronavirus and number of new infections drops by a quarter to just 544 as nation continues to resist lockdown [LINK].

More than 4,000 of the country’s 9,685 confirmed cases are in the Stockholm area, according to official figures.

The government has also carried out random sampling which suggests that as many as 2.5 per cent of people in Stockholm have been infected.

That implies a higher figure of around 60,000 in the Stockholm region, suggesting that many people have had the virus without being added to the official count.

Unlike most of Europe, Sweden has not imposed a lockdown, and primary schools, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars remain open.

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