Coronavirus: Infant dies in Switzerland from virus, authorities say

Doctor Nicolas Beysard works in a corridor equipped with hospital beds at the University Hospital (CHUV) during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Lausanne, Switzerland, March 31, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

An infant has died from COVID-19 in Switzerland, the first child to perish from coronavirus in the country, authorities said Friday.

Switzerland registered two new deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, including the child, the new head of the country’s coronavirus crisis response, Stefan Kuster, told reporters.
The wealthy Alpine nation has now registered more than 30,700 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 1,656 deaths.

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