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Sweden registers record 7,240 new COVID-19 cases

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden, whose unorthodox pandemic strategy placed it in the global spotlight, registered a record 7,240 new coronavirus cases on Friday, Health Agency statistics showed.

The increase compared with a previous high of 5,990 daily cases recorded earlier this month.

Sweden registered 66 new deaths, taking the total to 6,406. Sweden’s death rate per capita is several times higher than that of its Nordic neighbours but lower than some larger European countries.

Reporting by Johan Ahlander; editing by Niklas Pollard

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