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Swiss coronavirus death toll nears 1,000, positive tests still rising

FILE PHOTO: Staff treat a patient in the intensive care unit at the University Hospital (CHUV) during the coronavirus outbreak in Lausanne, Switzerland, April 3, 2020. Pool/Laurent Gillieron via REUTERS

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss death toll from the new coronavirus has reached 973, the country’s public health ministry said on Wednesday, rising from 900 people on Tuesday.

The number of positive tests also increased to 26,336 from 25,834 on Tuesday, it said.

Reporting by John Revill; Editing by Riham Alkousaa

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