Sweden, which has shunned lockdowns throughout the pandemic, has registered 2,820 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the highest daily figure since the pandemic began. Key points:
- Sweden’s death rate per capita is several times higher than its Nordic neighbours
- It has reported record numbers of new cases three times in a matter of days
- Tighter recommendations are now being introduced in some regions
- The October 28 figure eclipsed a record set only the previous day, when more than 2,400 cases were announced, Health Agency statistics show.