Sweden registers 4,183 new COVID-19 cases, 178 deaths on Wednesday

STOCKHOLM, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Sweden, which has spurned a lockdown throughout the pandemic, registered 4,183 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, Health Agency statistics showed.

The country of 10 million inhabitants registered 178 new deaths, taking the total to 11,425. The deaths registered have occurred over several days and weeks.

Sweden's death rate per capita is several times higher than that of its Nordic neighbors, but lower than several European countries that opted for lockdowns. (Reporting by Johan Ahlander; editing by Niklas Pollard)

01/27/2021 13:03

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