Sweden registers 96 new daily COVID-19 deaths, highest for months

FILE PHOTO: A sign reminding customers about social distancing is placed at the entrance to a grocery store in central Stockholm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden registered 96 new deaths among people diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest for at least three months, Health Agency statistics showed.

Sweden has recorded a total of 6,321 deaths, several times higher per capita than that of its Nordic neighbours but lower than some larger European countries such as Spain.

The country registered 4,007 new daily cases on Wednesday. The increase compared with a high of 5,990 cases recorded earlier this month.

(Reporting by Johan Ahlander; editing by Niklas Pollard)

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