Swiss report more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases

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) – Swiss health authorities reported 3,008 new coronavirus infections in a day on Tuesday as hospitalisations continued to mount.

Switzerland’s public health agency reported https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/situation-schweiz-und-international.html a total of 86,167 confirmed cases in Switzerland and tiny neighbouring principality Liechtenstein. The death toll rose by eight to 1,845.

(Reporting by Michael Shields)

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