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Switzerland prepares for Covid-19 second wave over summer

National News // April 29, 2020

While the current rate of infections is flattening, experts are now preparing for a second wave which may hit in July and August when containment measures begin to end. 

Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash Switzerland prepares for Covid-19 second wave over summer

Hospitals in Switzerland are able to cope with 2,000 in intensive care – that’s up from a pre-virus figure of 981. 

Even an optimistic scenario suggests as many as 15,000 could die between July and September with 5 million infected. 

The numbers have been put together by analysts from the EPFL and Johns Hopkins University in the United States.


 

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