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Health

Swiss report 9,409 new coronavirus infections, 70 more deaths

A COVID-19 testing site of the Stadtspital Triemli hospital is seen, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Zurich, Switzerland November 5, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections rose by 9,409 and hospitalisations by 231, data here from Swiss health authorities showed on Friday, as the country continued to see a surge in new cases.

The total confirmed cases in Switzerland and tiny neighbouring principality Liechtenstein increased to 211,913 and the death toll rose by 70 to 2,407.

Reporting by John Revill

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