Switzerland has confirmed 44 new COVID-19 cases over the past day, bringing the tally to 31,376, Report says, citing RIA Novosti.
According to the Federal Office of Public Health, 44 new infections were registered in the country in the last 24 hours, resulting in 2 deaths. So far, 1,682 coronavirus patients fell victim to the virus. Since the beginning of the epidemic, Switzerland has conducted 523,909 tests for the diagnosis of coronavirus infection. The virus was found in 7% of cases. Since June 15, Switzerland has opened its borders to the European Union, EFTA, and the UK, while the government allowed to hold mass events with the participation of up to 1,000 people from June 22.
On February 25, 2020, Switzerland reported its first coronavirus case following a COVID-19 outbreak in Italy. A 70-year-old man in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, which borders Italy, tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. The man had previously visited Milan. Afterward, multiple cases related to the Italy clusters were discovered in various cantons, including Basel-City, Zürich, and Graubünden.