Information on the current situation, as of 16 August 2022
Development over time by reason for admission to hospital
Laboratory-confirmed hospitalisations, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, 11.10.2021 to 07.08.2022
Patients with a laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection put an additional strain on hospitals because their infection status requires special hygiene and isolation measures. Even if COVID-19 was not the primary reason for hospitalisation, a connection with COVID-19 cannot always be ruled out. What is more, patients may be admitted to hospital for another primary reason and develop complications on the basis of COVID-19 in the course of their stay in hospital.
Reason specified for admission to hospital
«COVID-19»: Patients for whom the primary reason for admission to hospital was COVID-19.
«Others»: Patients for whom COVID-19 was not the determining factor for admission to hospital.
«Unknown»: Patients for whom the reason for admission to hospital is unknown.
Hospitalisation data should be interpreted with caution due to under-reporting and reporting delays.