Slovakia's daily tally of new coronavirus cases tops 3,000 for first time

FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a person at a COVID-19 testing site as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Nizna, Slovakia October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Radovan Stoklasa

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Slovakia reported 3,042 new coronavirus cases in past 24 hours, the third record daily tally in a row, Health Ministry data showed on Sunday.

The total number of cases grew to 43,843 in the country of 5.5 million.

(Reporting by Robert Muller; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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