No COVID-19 deaths reported in Sweden in 24 hours, but weekend figures typically delayed
Sweden’s open approach to the virus, mostly based on voluntary social distancing and basic hygiene, has been criticized by some as a dangerous experiment, but also once touted as a future model by the World Health Organization.
Last week, Sweden had the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Europe per capita over a seven-day-period, data showed.
There have been previous weekends where the death toll has increased by as little as two, only for a steeper rise to return in the following days when the reporting catches up, the health authority spokesman said.
The pandemic has killed 4,395 people in Sweden.