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Coronavirus: Swiss report more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus infections rose by 5,033 in a day, data from Swiss health authorities showed on Wednesday, as Switzerland began selected vaccinations of elderly people.

The total number of confirmed cases in Switzerland and neighboring principality Liechtenstein increased to 423,299, the death toll rose by 98 to 6,431, while 292 new hospitalizations kept pressure on the health care system.

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