Coronavirus deaths in Sweden pass 1,000

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Sweden on Tuesday reported that more than 1,000 people had died from the novel coronavirus, as a group of experts attacked the authorities' approach to the crisis.

Sweden's Public Health Agency said it had recorded a totalof 11,445 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 1,033 deaths. And it warned thatbecause not all deaths had yet been reported over the four-day Easter weekend,the true number might be higher."Deceased per day is probably the figure wecan trust the least today, because there is normally a lot of trailing when itcomes to weekends," state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell told journalists.Sweden has not imposed the extraordinary lockdown orders implemented elsewherein Europe to stem the spread of the virus, instead calling for citizens to takeresponsibility to follow social distancing guidelines. The government hasbanned gatherings of more than 50 people and barred visits to nursing homes.

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