INFECTION CASES HIT DAILY RECORD AS TESTS RAMP UP
STOCKHOLM Sweden announced its highest daily tally of novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, a record 1,474 new cases that authorities said was due to a long-delayed surge in testing.
Thursday’s figure took the total number of infections to 48,300 — though the Public Health Agency said the number of deaths was slowing.
The rise in new cases “is a direct consequence of increasing testing in the regions and catching cases with mild symptoms,” the head of microbiology at the agency, Karin Tegmark-wisell, told a news conference.
“It has been a slow upturn, but now it seems that the effect of increased testing is becoming clear.”