Sweden sees record number of coronavirus infections for second day in a row

# 18:59
24 April 2020

Sweden has reported a record number of new coronavirus infections for the second day in a row - just as the country threatens to close bars and restaurants that do not follow social distancing measures, APA reports citing Daily Mail. 

Sweden posted a record 812 new Covid-19 cases today, adding 61 to the record 751 tally it reached the day before.

Major Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet declared ‘the corona curve is going in the wrong direction’ after the numbers were announced. 

The country also saw an additional 131 new deaths, leaping from 84 on Thursday. Sweden's new infections record represents a 4.8 percent rise on the previous day, and a 6.5 percent rise in new fatalities.