Sweden hits highest daily COVID-19 spread as chief epidemiologist says herd immunity not ‘ethically justifiable’ – ABC News

Anders Tegnell, wearing a grey collared shirt and dark-rimmed glasses, frowns slightly 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.

Source: Sweden hits highest daily COVID-19 spread as chief epidemiologist says herd immunity not ‘ethically justifiable’ – ABC News