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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