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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:35 AM

Swiss toll of coronavirus victims surpasses 3,000, 21 dead

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS
MARCH 18, 2020 / 10:37 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

ZURICH (Reuters) - The number of people tested positive for the new coronavirus in Switzerland and Liechtenstein has risen to 3,028, Swiss health authorities said on Wednesday, of which 2,772 cases were confirmed.

Twenty-one people so far have died of the illness, which authorities have warned could swamp the countrys health care system.

Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Riham Alkousaa

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-swiss/swiss-toll-of-coronavirus-victims-surpasses-3000-21-dead-idUSKBN2152HK?il=0



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To understand how this tiny country could be overwhelmed by this novel virus.................take a look at ratio for beds to the population and then take a look at the US


Switzerland has 4.58 beds per 1000 people......................

US has 2.77 beds and that was in 2017, where 2018, 2019................................guess who was running the country then and and guess who helped dismantle the agency in charge of this stuff..................Trump and Bolton...................

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_hospital_beds

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turbinetree Mar 18 OP
BeyondGeography Mar 18 #1
IronLionZion Mar 18 #2
LittleGirl Mar 18 #3
deurbano Mar 18 #5
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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:40 AM

1. At least we have kept defense spending at manly levels

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:51 AM

2. They are so close to Italy they may have had similar problems

where it spread too quickly to flatten the curve.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:56 AM

3. All that cross border travel

for work and leisure.
Switzerland is on lockdown now. I live here.

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 12:35 PM

5. Best wishes to you from San Francisco.

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Response to deurbano (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:09 PM

6. Thanks

My in-laws live in Benecia!
Be safe.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 12:27 PM

4. So does that mean they have a 0.293% death rate so far?

If so I wonder what treatment they are doing to have it that low.

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