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Swiss report 5,949 new coronavirus infections, 16 more deaths – Metro US

Swiss report 5,949 new coronavirus infections, 16 more deaths

Employee of a pharmacy collects a swab sample from ma
Employee of a pharmacy collects a swab sample from ma test person for a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) coronavirus test at a pharmacy in Zurich

ZURICH (Reuters) – Coronavirus infections rose by 5,949, data https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/situation-schweiz-und-international.html from Swiss health authorities showed on Tuesday, as the government considers tightening restrictions meant to slow the accelerating spread of COVID-19.

Total confirmed cases in Switzerland and tiny neighbouring principality Liechtenstein increased to 127,042 and the death toll rose by 16 to 1,930.

(Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz; editing by Thomas Seythal)

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