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Sweden sees higher coronavirus death rate than US after refusing lockdown

Sweden has reported a higher death rate than the US after controversially refusing lockdown measures to keep off the coronavirus pandemic, in line with the newest figures.

The Scandinavian nation, which has reported 3,040 virus-related fatalities, has seen a death rate of 297.16 for each 1 million residents, in line with information from Johns Hopkins College.

The US, in the meantime, has confirmed 74,239 deaths — a rate of 226.33 deaths per 1 million individuals, the information reveals.

Sweden has taken a extra lax method to battling the virus, leaving most colleges, shops and eating places open — and as a substitute calling on residents to self-regulate with regards to social distancing.

The consequence has been a higher rate of coronavirus fatalities relative to the scale of the inhabitants than in neighboring nations — together with Denmark, Norway and Finland, which enacted stricter measures to stop the unfold of the virus.

However Sweden nonetheless trails hard-hit European nations reminiscent of the UK, France and Spain, which all applied lockdowns.

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