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Swiss report 17,309 new coronavirus cases over three days

Doctors stand in front of a newly-opened COVID-19 testing site of the Stadtspital Waid and Triemli hospital in Zurich

ZURICH (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections rose by 17,309 cases since Friday, data from Swiss health authorities showed on Monday.

Total confirmed cases in Switzerland and neighbouring principality Liechtenstein increased to 229,222 and the death toll rose by 169 to 2,576.

Hospitalisations swelled by 536 to 9,205 as the government deployed army personnel to help the hard-pressed health care system cope with the surge in admissions.

(Reporting by Thomas Seythal; editing by John Revill)

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