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Slovakia reports record high 552 new COVID-19 cases

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovakia’s daily count of new coronavirus cases rose to 552, a fresh record high, the Slovak government said on Saturday.

The country of 5.5 million has recorded one of Europe’s lowest death tolls from the novel coronavirus at 44 as of Saturday.

In total, Slovakia has recorded 8,600 infections, with an acceleration in recent weeks.

Reporting by Jan Lopatka; editing by Jason Neely

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