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Swiss report 5,949 new coronavirus infections, 16 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: An employee of a pharmacy collects a swab sample from ma test person for a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) coronavirus test at a pharmacy in Zurich, Switzerland October 19, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections rose by 5,949, data here from Swiss health authorities showed on Tuesday, as the government considers tightening restrictions meant to slow the accelerating spread of COVID-19.

Total confirmed cases in Switzerland and tiny neighbouring principality Liechtenstein increased to 127,042 and the death toll rose by 16 to 1,930.

Reporting by Silke Koltrowitz; editing by Thomas Seythal

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