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In the beginning months of the COVID-19 crisis, Sweden and Denmark, two Nordic neighbors with extensive shared culture and history, took vastly different approaches to dealing with the pandemic. While Denmark swiftly enacted lockdowns in March, Sweden only recommended to its citizens to work from home and follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines. Current restrictions regarding gatherings, leisure, and the wearing of facemasks, are currently more stringent in Denmark than Sweden.
The rate of new confirmed deaths on a given date is given by the 7-day rolling average of daily new confirmed deaths in the 7 days leading up to and including that date.
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