More than 100 coronavirus patients have now died in Sweden

More than 100 coronavirus patients have now died in Sweden
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New figures released on Saturday show that a total of 102 people have now died in Sweden after contracting the coronavirus.

The latest figures from the Public Health Agency show that another 400 people confirmed infected since Friday, and now the number is 3447 total confirmed infections. 

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In total, 239 people are currently in intensive care or have received it up until this point, which is an increase of 30 in 24 hours. This figure is a total, and therefore includes patients who have since died or been discharged from intensive care.

A little less than half of all recorded cases (1,538), and over half of all those who died (63), have been in Stockholm. 

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S) said he could not rule out needing to isolate Stockholm if the outbreak worsens, but that such a measure was currently not being discussed.

“Stockholm is so closely connected with both Uppsala and Södertälje that it would be extremely hard to keep track of such a provision. But we aren't ruling anything out, we may end up in such a situation where even this must be done,” he said in an interview on TV4 Nyheter.

Besides the capital, the government would also consider isolating other areas of the country if the situation necessitates it, the prime minister said. 


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