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Swiss report 528 new coronavirus infections, highest daily rise since April

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wear protective masks on the M2 underground line of the Transports Publics Lausannois (TL) as it becomes compulsory for individuals traveling on public transport during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has reported 528 new cases of the coronavirus, the Federal Office of Public Health said on Friday, the highest daily rise in infections since early April.

The total number of laboratory-confirmed cases has now reached 46,239, the office said, while the number of COVID-19 deaths has risen by 3 to 1,740.

Reporting by John Revill; editing by Thomas Seythal