Switzerland has recorded its first death from COVID-19 after authorities confirmed a 74-year-old woman died overnight at a hospital in Vaud Canton.
“The deceased is a 74-year-old woman infected with the coronavirus,” said Federal Office of Public Health on Thursday.
The woman had been undergoing treatment at the Lausanne University since March 3 for a chronic illness and was considered at high risk, it said.
The Federal Office of Public Health also said that nearly 100 people had tested positive for the deadly virus with 58 confirmed and more pending.
It noted that so far mostly young people