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Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

National News // March 24, 2020

8,060 cases of coronavirus have now been confirmed in Switzerland - that’s 866 new cases in 24 hours. 

Pixabay Over 800 new cases of coronavirus in 24 hours

 

Health Officials have said they hope to see a slight improvement on the daily rate of new cases - otherwise known now as ‘flattening the curve’ - next week. 

Daniel Koch from the Federal Office of Public Health said a slowdown of new cases was possible - but not guaranteed. 

Eleven people died from the virus in Ticino in just one day. 

The total number of deaths is now 66.

Gatherings of more than 5 people have been banned. 

Shops, markets, restaurants and leisure centres are closed. 

Schools out until at least April 6 and most border crossings have been closed. 

Should Switzerland’s hospitals become overwhelmed, the Society of Intensive Care Medicine has issued new guidelines to give top priority to patients with a favourable prognosis if treated in an intensive care unit. 

Swiss hospitals have cancelled non-urgent surgeries in order to free their facilities and equipment for the most critical coronavirus patients.

Staff have been asked to cancel holidays until the end of April. 

 

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