Sweden has registered 9 new COVID-19 deaths since Friday, pushing the loss of life toll for the reason that begin of the pandemic previous 15,000, information confirmed on Tuesday.

Iran PressEurope: The grim milestone was reached with deaths having began to creep up once more after a summer season lull within the pandemic, though they continue to be far beneath the height ranges seen final winter, Reuters reported. 

Sweden registered 2,275 new circumstances since Friday. On Tuesday 25 individuals have been handled at intensive care models, down from 32 one week in the past.

Whereas case masses have fluctuated considerably, the Nordic nation has up to now not seen a spike in infections of the magnitude recorded in another European international locations, corresponding to Sweden’s Baltic neighbours, in current weeks.

Round 85% of all Swedes aged 16 and above have acquired a primary vaccine jab and 80% have had two photographs or extra.

Sweden, which has spurned lockdowns, was hit onerous by the primary two waves of the pandemic and noticed deaths per capita many instances larger than in different Nordic international locations, though decrease than in most European international locations.

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