The coronavirus cases and deaths have been rising in Sweden as authorities decided not to mandate lockdowns.
Sweden has one of the highest per capita coronavirus death rates in Europe, despite a comparatively low population density but is lower than other European nations, which are far more densely populated, and imposed strict lockdowns.
As Britain and other European nations are grappling with the second wave of virus, Sweden is seeing a surge in new cases this month. It has reported more than 350,000 coronavirus cases in total, which equates to more than 3% of the population of roughly 10.2 million. The country registered 6,609 new coronavirus cases on a single day on Dec.23, which prompted the authorities to impose some tight stipulations to date by restricting people's gathering and closing bars and restaurants after 10 pm.
Considering that the number of Covid -19 deaths and new infections is on the rise, we can say that Sweden has fared poorly in containing the virus.
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