Switzerland on Saturday saw the number of instances of the new coronavirus in the nation pass 20,000, as the number of deaths due pandemic expands past 500.
The healthcare service said 20,201 individuals in Switzerland had tried positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday morning - almost 1,000 over a day sooner.
The little Alpine nation of some 8.5 million individuals is in this manner one of the most exceedingly terrible hits contrasted with populace size, presently tallying 236 enrolled diseases for every 100,000 individuals.
Simultaneously, an extra 76 individuals passed on in recent hours, bringing Switzerland's loss of life in the pandemic to 540, the healthcare service said.
"We have not yet arrived at the pinnacle," healthcare service official Daniel Koch told correspondents.
Around the world, well over 1.1 million cases have been enrolled across 188 nations, while near 60,000 individuals have passed on, as per a count aggregated by AFP Saturday from authentic sources.
The high occurrence in Switzerland could to a limited extent be connected to the way that it is among the nations that have directed most tests per capita.
Since the primary case surfaced in the nation on February 24, more than 150,000 tests have been regulated with around 15 percent coming up positive.
Drive-in testing stations have been set up in a few spots, remembering for the capital Bern, to help disentangle safe testing for COVID-19.
In the previous 24 hours, the nation has led about 7,000 tests, including 975 that were sure, the healthcare service said.
Switzerland's southern canton of Ticino, which outskirts hard-hit Italy, has enlisted most cases, trailed by Geneva.
As in different nations, men appeared to experience the ill effects of the infection. Marginally more ladies had tried positive for the infection, however, men represented 64 percent of the deaths, the service found.
Switzerland has unblocked some $60 billion to cradle the cruel hit to its economy from the pandemic and the measures taken to end the spread of the infection.
The monetary issues service said Saturday some 1.3 million individuals, or a fourth of the nation's workforce, have applied for transitory joblessness benefits since the beginning of the emergency.