Sweden passes 2,000 deaths from coronavirus

first_imgSweden has not imposed the extraordinary lockdown measures seen across Europe, instead urging people to take responsibility and follow official recommendations. Gatherings of more than 50 people have been barred along with visits to nursing homes.The strategy has come under scrutiny since its mortality rates leapt ahead of its Nordic neighbors, Finland, Denmark and Norway, which have all instituted more restrictive containment measures.On Thursday, the Karolinska University Hospital confirmed that a 40-year-old nurse, who had tested positive for COVID-19, had died.The hospital however stressed to broadcaster SVT that while the nurse was on sick leave for symptoms relating to COVID-19, the cause of death had not yet been confirmed. Topics : Swedish officials said on Thursday they had recorded more than 2,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the country, while revising earlier statements about when the capital Stockholm was believed to have passed the peak of infections.The Public Health Agency of Sweden said it had recorded 16,755 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, and 2,021 deaths.The agency also corrected a report it published earlier this week on Stockholm, the epicenter of the Swedish epidemic.center_img The report, based on statistical modeling, initially said the capital region passed the peak of simultaneous infections on April 15 with 86,000 people believed to be have been infected.But on Thursday it revised the date to April 8, with some 70,500 believed to have been infected.”The number of infected is still at a high level, now is not the time to ease any cautionary measures,” deputy state epidemiologist Anders Wallensten said in a statement.The agency also said in the report that it expected 26 percent of Stockholmers to be infected with the new coronavirus by May 1.last_img read more

Former NHLer Sean Avery says former head coach Marc Crawford kicked him while playing for the Kings

first_imgIn February 2007, Avery was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Jason Ward, Marc-Andre Cliche, Jan Marek and a pair of prospects. Crawford, who served as the bench boss for the Kings from 2006 to 2008, missed the playoffs twice with the team before being fired and moving on to coach the Dallas Stars.In a total of 580 career NHL games, Avery registered 90 goals and 247 points before he retired in 2012.Last season, Crawford served as the interim head coach for the Ottawa Senators before joining the Blackhawks as an assistant in the summer. “This was right after I [messed] up a drill and dumped the puck into the wrong corner, and it landed on [Crawford’s] head and cut him for six [stitches]. He kicked me during a game,” Avery said in the interview.MORE: Former Hurricanes GM Ron Francis says he told ownership about Bill Peters’ alleged physical abuseAvery explained that he was kicked during a game — which writer Larry Brooks traced back to a Dec. 23, 2006 matchup between Los Angeles and Nashville — when he took a penalty for too many men on the ice. The Predators scored on the ensuing power play, after which Avery said Crawford “let me have it.””You know I stand at the end of the bench? He came down and gave me an a— kick that left a mark,” Avery added. Following the Bill Peters scandal in which former players alleged he directed racist slurs and physical abuse toward players, retired NHLer Sean Avery came forward and said he was kicked by another NHL coach.The former Kings forward told the New York Post that during his three-year tenure with Los Angeles, he was kicked by then-head coach Marc Crawford, who now serves as an assistant coach with the Chicago Blackhawks.last_img read more