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Sweden Tallies 14,950 New COVID-19 Cases, 43 deaths since Friday

Sweden has reported 14,950 new COVID-19 cases since Friday, health agency statistics showed on Tuesday.

It has recorded 43 new deaths, bringing to its total of 14,091. 

Sweden has more than 973,604 coronavirus cases and has inoculated 755,773 individuals.

Swedish health department earlier declared the region in a “personal lockdown” as the daily number of COVID-19 cases in the area increases.

“We are asking each to act like they are in a personal lockdown,” Mikael Köhler, health chief of the Swedish region of Uppsala, told Euronews.

“If they have to meet other people … everyone has to suspect that everyone they are meeting could be infected,” he added.

Sweden earlier has donated one million AstraZeneca shots to the global COVAX program, which has struggled to secure enough supplies to inoculate the world’s poorest people.

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