In the last few weeks, we have seen the progress of the coronavirus pandemic in various countries of the world without ceasing. Those most affected are China, Italy, Spain, Iran and also the United States. All of them have made headlines in newspapers around the planet. However, one of those with more cases of coronavirus according to its inhabitants it is Switzerland.
This small nation located in the center of Europe and with 8.6 million inhabitants, has one of the highest rates of contagion by COVID-19. It is located eighth in the list of nations with the most cases: with a total of more than 10,400 infected. It also totals more than 140 deaths. These data are given by The Johns Hopkins University monitoring tool in the United States.
With every hour that passes, the numbers are increasing.
The second with more cases of coronavirus
The alpine nation has already established itself as the second in terms of infections per capita. It has 1028 cases for every million inhabitants. If we follow this index, Italy is the first (1146), followed by Spain (845.2 cases per million inhabitants).
Due to the rapid growth in a short time of the number of infected, as has happened in other countries, the current government of Switzerland has been taken by surprise. Last week, Daniel Koch, head of the communicable diseases division of the Swiss Federal Office of Health, admitted that he has problems with registering cases in real-time.
The health system, likewise, could collapse at the end of the month March in case the virus continues to spread freely and there is no way to stop the contagion curve.
The government has already implemented preventive measures to try to stop the pandemic. These include the closing of schools, restaurants, venues and the prohibition to gather more than five people. It has also closed its borders with the world.