Swiss report more than 8,600 new coronavirus infections, 24 more deaths

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Geneva

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss coronavirus infections rose by 8,616 in a day, data https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/situation-schweiz-und-international.html from Swiss health authorities showed on Wednesday, as the government met to consider tightening restrictions meant to slow the accelerating spread of COVID-19.

Total confirmed cases in Switzerland and tiny neighbouring principality Liechtenstein increased to 135,658 and the death toll rose by 24 to 1,954.

(Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi)