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Covid-19 cases rise by 1,000 in one day

National News // March 27, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in Switzerland continues to rise. 

 

Pixabay Covid-19 cases rise by 1,000 in one day
 
The Federal Office of Public Health reported 10,714 laboratory-confirmed cases yesterday afternoon, 1000 more than the previous day.
 
Official figures report 161 people have died, although that number could be slightly higher based on individual cantonal information. 
 
So far, around 91,000 tests have been carried out in Switzerland - with a positive result in 14% of tested patients.

The highest number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants remains in the canton of Ticino, followed by Vaud and Basel-Stadt. 
 
At a press conference yesterday the Swiss government confirmed more stringent restrictions would not be imposed for the time-being. 

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