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Swiss coronavirus death toll nears 1,200, positive tests top 28,000

FILE PHOTO: People talk through two fences set up by Swiss and German authorities on the German-Swiss border as a protection measure due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland April 5, 2020. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

ZURICH (Reuters) – The Swiss death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 1,187, the country’s public health agency said on Tuesday, rising from 1,142 people on Monday.

The number of positive tests increased to 28,063 from 27,944 on Monday, an increase of 119, it said. The infection rate has slowed of late from a peak of 1,300 new positive tests per day at the end of March.

Reporting by John Revill, Editing by Michael Shields

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