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Infections and deaths rise over the weekend

National News // Oct. 13, 2020

Infections - and deaths – continue to rise. The latest figures from the Federal Health Office shows more than 4,000 tested positive over the weekend. That’s an infection rate of 11.4%.

Pixabay Infections and deaths rise over the weekend

Last Monday it was 1,500 with a rate of 6%.

Seven have also died since Friday.

Geneva remains the worst affected canton with 288 infections per 100,000 people over the last two weeks – canton Schwyz was the next with 257.

In an effort to stem infections in Geneva, the canton is considering bringing in requirements for people to inform authorities if they’re planning a party at home.

It’s believed private meetings account for 75% of infections.

The proposal is scheduled to be discussed at the next cantonal cabinet meeting tomorrow.


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