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Swiss report more than 17,000 new coronavirus cases over weekend

FILE PHOTO: Passengers wear protective masks as they leave a tram of public transport operator Verkehrsbetriebe Zurich (VBZ), as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Zurich, Switzerland July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

ZURICH (Reuters) - Coronavirus infections rose by 17,440 over the weekend, data here from Swiss health authorities showed on Monday, as the government considers tightening restrictions meant to slow the accelerating spread of COVID-19.

The total confirmed cases in Switzerland and tiny neighbouring principality Liechtenstein rose to 121,093, and the death toll jumped by 37 to 1,914.

Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Riham Alkousaa