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Swiss report 5,980 new coronavirus cases, 107 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: A man stands in front of a newly-opened COVID-19 testing site of the Stadtspital Waid and Triemli hospital as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in the city centre of Zurich, Switzerland November 9, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections rose by 5,980 cases in a day, data here from Swiss health authorities showed on Tuesday.

Total confirmed cases in Switzerland and neighbouring principality Liechtenstein increased to 235,202, and the death toll rose by 107 to 2,683.

Hospitalisations swelled by 243 to 9,448 as the government deployed army personnel to help the hard-pressed health care system cope with the surge in admissions.

Reporting by Michael Shields in Zurich and Thomas Seythal in Berlin; Editing by Maria Sheahan