Swiss report more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a day

FILE PHOTO: Busts decorated with protective masks are seen in display windows of an optician shop, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Zurich, Switzerland July 7, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of new coronavirus infections rose by 1,077 in a day, data here from Switzerland's public health agency showed on Wednesday, the first daily increase of more than 1,000 since early April.

The agency reported a total of 57,709 confirmed cases, up from 56,632 on Tuesday. The death toll rose by two to 1,789.

The country reported its first confirmed case in late February. New daily cases peaked at 1,456 on March 23 and had dwindled to as few as three on June 1.

Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi