Swiss report record COVID cases as infection rates eclipse neighbors

10/23/2020 9:00:00 PM

Switzerland, Coronavirus

Swiss report record COVID cases as infection rates eclipse neighbors

Confirmed cases in Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein rose by 6,634 to 103,653, well beyond Wednesday's 5,596 figure, and the death toll rose by 10 to 1,877.Switzerland's two-week infection rate per 100,000 residents "significantly exceeds" those of France and Spain, was more than twice the rates in Austria and Italy, and five times Germany's infection rate, health officials said.

"We have now clearly overtaken all our neighboring countries," Stefan Kuster, head of the health ministry's infectious disease bureau, told a news conference.Tighter nationwide restrictions are expected from the federal government next week, while the country, which has a population of 8.6 million, still aims to keep businesses open, children in classes and hospitals operating near normal levels.

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Confirmed cases in Switzerland and neighboring Liechtenstein rose by 6,634 to 103,653, well beyond Wednesday's 5,596 figure, and the death toll rose by 10 to 1,877. Switzerland's two-week infection rate per 100,000 residents "significantly exceeds" those of France and Spain, was more than twice the rates in Austria and Italy, and five times Germany's infection rate, health officials said. ‘Aggressive’ measures Magalong said they continue to be “really aggressive” in terms of testing and increasing their capacity to isolate by adding more beds in facilities, as well as tracing contacts to prevent the disease from further spreading in the city. "We have now clearly overtaken all our neighboring countries," Stefan Kuster, head of the health ministry's infectious disease bureau, told a news conference. Meron din ibang clinical trials na isasagawa sa bansa, so parang nagkakaroon ng challenge sa pagre-recruit dahil sa pagkonti ng pasyente," she said in a media forum. Tighter nationwide restrictions are expected from the federal government next week, while the country, which has a population of 8. 26, 27, 28, we’ll do a marathon test that will be 1,000 per day.6 million, still aims to keep businesses open, children in classes and hospitals operating near normal levels. Margarita.

Even so, Germany has put Switzerland on its coronavirus risk list, warning residents to avoid ski regions in the Alpine republic, Austria and Italy as winter approaches. That includes the combination of antigen and RT-PCR,” the mayor said.] Vergeire said that trimming down the number of volunteers or including more participating hospitals is not an option for now. Health officials acknowledged accelerating infections including in the banking center of Zurich had come more quickly than anticipated. While intensive care units have room for more patients, they are filling, a Swiss Federal Institute of Technology graphic https://icumonitoring. A team of researchers, which monitors and evaluates COVID-19 trends in the country, earlier tagged Baguio City as one of the high-risk areas due to a spike in new infections from Oct.ch showed. Ana Hospital, and Quirino Memorial Medical Center aims to look into possible benefits of the Japanese drug to coronavirus patients. "We have two to three weeks, if things continue like they are now, until the intensive care capacity has been exhausted," said Martin Ackermann, head of the national COVID-19 Science Task Force. READ: Experts flag Makati, Baguio, Mandaluyong as high-risk areas for COVID-19 OCTA Research said the City of Pines has a 69% hospital occupancy rate as of Oct. Meanwhile, Eastern Samar has two new COVID patients from Lawaan.

Testing and tracing capacity is also stretched, with officials appealing to those who test positive to personally inform people with whom they have had contact. "When exponential growth begins, then it really takes off," Christiane Meier, the cantonal doctor in Zurich, said. and recorded an 11. "We expected a second wave. We have to admit, we hadn't expected it to happen so quickly. Magalong said one of the reasons why their healthcare facilities are close to getting full is because of some patients from outside of Baguio whom they cannot turn away, noting that many of them are in critical condition. .77 active cases or 834.