Switzerland matches US infection rate
Switzerland now has as many coronavirus infections as the United States.
Measured on a per population basis – both countries are on 153 per million inhabitants.
The numbers from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control show France is the worst affected at over 250 infections per million.
The Federal Health Office says there were 2,823 new cases in the last 24 hours. The former head of the covid-19 task force says the rate is climbing faster than he expected. Mattias Egger says he was predicting 3,000 a day – but not till next month.