IN­FEC­TION CASES HIT DAILY RECORD AS TESTS RAMP UP

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

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.”

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