COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 22 October 2021

Status report, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Laboratory-⁠confirmed cases

Source: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 07.52h

Difference to previous day1288
Total since 24.02.2020862 408
Per 100 000 inhabitants9902,09
Newly reported
7-⁠day average
Detailed Information

Laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations

Source: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 07.52h

Difference to previous day36
Total since 24.02.202033 419
Per 100 000 inhabitants383,71
Newly reported
7-⁠day average
Hospitalisations by vaccination status Detailed Information

Laboratory-⁠confirmed deaths

Source: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 07.52h

Difference to previous day3
Total since 24.02.202010 812
Per 100 000 inhabitants124,14
Newly reported
7-⁠day average
Deaths by vaccination status Detailed Information



Vaccine doses
Received vaccine dosesSource: AFLO – Status: 17.10.2021, 16.00h13 203 825
Administered vaccine dosesSource: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 08.01h10 981 904
Vaccinated peopleSource: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 08.01h
People with at least one dose65,51%
Partially vaccinated people3,04%
Fully vaccinated people62,47%
Fully vaccinated from age 1271,08%
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Hospital capacity, Switzerland

Source: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 08.01h

Intensive care units, Switzerland
Occupancy of intensive care units by COVID-⁠19 patients 15-⁠day average as of 14.10.2021130,07
Total occupancy75,70%
Occupancy by COVID-⁠19 patients12,10%
Total hospital capacity, Switzerland
Total occupancy84,00%
Occupancy by COVID-⁠19 patients1,60%
15-⁠day average
Free beds

Number of beds and occupancy in intensive care units

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Relevant virus variants

Source: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 07.52h

Estimated proportion of relevant virus variants in the 7-⁠day average.

B.1.351 – Beta7-⁠day average from 16.10.20210,0%
P.1 – Gamma7-⁠day average from 16.10.20210,0%
B.1.617.2, all subvariants AY – Delta7-⁠day average from 16.10.2021100,0%
C.37 – Lambda7-⁠day average from 16.10.20210,0%
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Tests and share of positive tests

Source: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 07.52h

Difference to previous day26 486
Total since 06.02.202011 479 392
PCR tests8 235 921
Rapid antigen tests3 243 471
Per 100 000 inhabitantsCumulative PCR and rapid antigen tests131 805,31
Share of positive PCR tests9,8%
Share of positive rapid antigen tests4,2%
7-⁠day average
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Reproductive number Re

Source: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 07.52h

The effective reproductive number (Re) indicates how many people an infected person infects on average under the current conditions. If the number is less than 1, there will be fewer new infections. If the number is greater than 1, the virus is spreading more intensely. In order to curb the spread of the virus, the reproductive number must be less than 1.
Reproductive number Re Switzerland, 12.10.20211,14
Average of the last 7 Re values1,10
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Certificates issued, Switzerland

Source: FOITT – Status: 22.10.2021, 11.08h

The COVID certificate provides documentary evidence that someone has had a COVID-⁠19 vaccination, has had and recovered from the disease, or has tested negative.
Vaccinated people
Issued on 21.10.202128 623
Issued to date6 912 525
Recovered people
Issued on 21.10.20211444
Issued to date297 739
Negatively tested people
Issued on 21.10.202164 248
Issued to date6 426 775

Contact tracing

Source: FOPH – Status: 22.10.2021, 07.52h

Updates are carried out on Wednesdays and Fridays at minimum. Data is available for 19 cantons and for the Principality of Liechtenstein.
In isolationPeople who have tested positive for coronavirus7559
In quarantinePeople who have had contact with infected people5105
Additionally in quarantinePeople who have entered Switzerland from high-⁠risk countries-