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Sweden death tally ‘highest in 150 years’ – Education – Australian Associated Press

Swedish statistics indicate the country had its highest tally of deaths in the first half of the year for 150 years.

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Sweden, which has stood out among European countries for its low-key approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic, has recorded its highest tally of deaths in the first half of 2020 for 150 years, the Statistics Office says.
COVID-19 claimed about 4500 lives in the period to the end of June – a number which has now risen to 5800 – a much higher percentage of the population than in other Nordic countries, though lower than in some others including the United Kingdom and Spain.
In total, 51,405…

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