Swiss coronavirus death toll rises to 540, confirmed cases top 20k

Police officers patrol to control social distancing in the Evaux park during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, April 4, 2020. — Reuters pic
Police officers patrol to control social distancing in the Evaux park during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland, April 4, 2020. — Reuters pic

GENEVA, April 4 — Switzerland’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has reached 540, the country’s public health agency said on Saturday, rising from 484 on Friday.

The number of people testing positive for infections also increased to 20,278 from 19,303 on Friday, it said.

The Swiss government is expected to give an update on the situation at 1300 GMT. — Reuters

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