Swiss death toll from new coronavirus rises to two

A passenger wears a protective face mask at the airport, following the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Hong Kong, China, March 5, 2020. (Reuters)

A patient infected with the new coronavirus has died in hospital in Liestal, authorities in the Swiss canton of Basel-Land said on Sunday, bringing the national death toll to two.

National health authorities have put the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at 281 as of midday on Sunday.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02