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In Sweden the number of cases COVID-19 reached 70,6 thousand people

The number of cases of infection with coronavirus in Sweden on Thursday reached 70,6 thousand people, it's almost a thousand more than the previous day, according to the Swedish Agency for healthcare.

The number of new reported cases of deaths increased by 41 and exceeded 5.4 thousand. "As you know, data on deaths are available with some delay. If we look at the number of deaths per day for the last ten days, we will see that this figure is decreasing," - said at a press conference, Deputy chief epidemiologist of Sweden Anders Wallensten.

He also noted that it continues to decline, the number of patients undergoing treatment in intensive care.

Epidemiologists attribute the increase in the number of new cases infected with coronavirus that from 4 June to be tested for the virus all students, regardless of the severity of symptoms. Previously the test was performed only for patients requiring hospitalization, doctors and representatives of the critically important professions. From 15 June, all residents of Stockholm, the most affected by the coronavirus in the region, are free to take the test for the coronavirus and antibodies.

The Swedish authorities unlike other countries, did not enter a lockdown mode and chose the softer measures to combat the spread of the virus. This approach has caused mixed reactions and criticism both inside the country and abroad.

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