Sweden records 170 new deaths, bringing total dead to 1,203

Sweden records 170 new deaths, bringing total dead to 1,203
# 15 April 2020 18:37 (UTC +04:00)

Sweden reported a record 170 new coronavirus deaths today in a widely-expected surge after the Easter weekend, APA reports citing Daily Mail.

The 170 new deaths - surpassing yesterday's joint-record 114 - bring the death toll from 1,033 to 1,203 in a country still refusing to go into lockdown. 

Only a handful of deaths had been recorded on Saturday and Sunday, meaning that the numbers were always likely to shoot up when the weekend was properly accounted for. 

The number of infections rose by 482, a less striking increase which brings the overall tally from 11,445 to 11,927. 

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