In his reply to a parliamentary question by PN MP Ivan Bartolo, Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne quoted figures published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Sweden, which has opted for a more open strategy in combating the virus than other European countries, has the highest number of deaths in Europe per capita from the COVID-19 disease over the last seven days.
Second only to Italy in fatalities, Spain also saw infections rise to 72,248 on Saturday from 64,059 the day before.
An Irish court on Wednesday granted a lorry driver leave to challenge his extradition to the UK in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese people found in the back of a truck near London last year, his lawyer said.
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