Switzerland sees 25 percent increase in coronavirus cases

Switzerland sees 25 percent increase in coronavirus cases
A man walks in a ski slope under a closed ski lift on Mars 15, 2020, after the Swiss government announced preventive measures against the spread of the COVID-19. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Switzerland has risen to more than 6,100 - an increase of 25 percent on figures from the previous day. The number of fatalities has also risen and now stands at 56.

The number of confirmed cases is officially 6,113, with 1,273 more cases than Friday, the Federal Office of Public Health said. 

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56 people in Switzerland have died from the virus, an increase of 13 from the previous day. 

Half of the confirmed cases are people under 51 or under. 



The virus has now spread to all of Switzerlands 26 cantons. 

On a per capita basis, the most heavily hit canton in Switzerland is Ticino. An average of 258 per 100,000 people have the virus in the Italian-speaking canton, followed by 181 per 100,000 in Vaud and 107 in Graübunden.  


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