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Health

Swiss report 2,823 new coronavirus cases

ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of new coronavirus infections rose by 2,823 within a day, double the increase reported five days ago, data here from Switzerland's public health agency showed on Wednesday.

The agency reported a total of 68,704 confirmed cases in Switzerland and tiny neighbouring principality Liechtenstein. The death toll rose by 8 to 1,816.

The country reported its first confirmed case in late February and hit a record this month after dwindling to as few as three on June 1.

Reporting by Emma Thomasson; Editing by Riham Alkousaa

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