Coronavirus: Switzerland records highest number of new cases since April

Coronavirus: Switzerland records highest number of new cases since April
Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset. Photo: Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP
Switzerland recorded 274 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday - the highest number of new cases since mid-April.

New infections have increased gradually since the start of July, after remaining in single figures daily for May and June. 

The number of new cases has not been below 100 since the start of August. 

 

 

 

On Tuesday, there were 187 new cases. 

Per 100,000 residents, there are 13.1 infections – which is well below the Swiss government’s ‘high risk’ threshold of 60 per 100,000.

There are now an estimated 4,500 people in quarantine for the virus due to being exposed to an infection, while a further 18,300 people are in quarantine after returning from a high-risk area. 

 


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