COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 17 May 2022

The key figures will be published each Tuesday at 15:30.

Epidemiological course,Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Tests and share of positive tests

The number of positive tests may be higher than the number of newly confirmed cases due to some people being tested more than once.
Please note: There is no data available by canton or age group for the laboratory tests conducted before week 21.
PCR tests detect the SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 virus’s genetic material whereas rapid antigen tests detect specific proteins. Both tests are done with a nose and throat swab.

Geographical distribution

Number of tests, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 11.10.2021 to 16.05.2022

The graph shows the number of tests for the selected time frame.
Please note: There is no data available by canton or age group for the laboratory tests conducted before week 21. Rapid antigen tests have only been carried out since 02.11.2020.
Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Tests / 100 000 inh.
117 755,69
Tests
10 255 761
Share of positive PCR tests
33,5%
Share of positive rapid antigen tests
22,3%
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
72 466,7290 374,53
No tests
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Development over time: number of tests

Number of tests, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 11.10.2021 to 16.05.2022

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Please note: There is no data available by canton or age group for the laboratory tests conducted before week 21. Rapid antigen tests have only been carried out since 02.11.2020.
Reported PCR tests
Reported rapid antigen tests
7-⁠day average

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

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Development over time: share of positive tests

Share of positive tests, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 11.10.2021 to 16.05.2022

The graph shows the share of positive tests for the selected time frame.
Please note: There is no data available by canton or age group for the laboratory tests conducted before week 21. Rapid antigen tests have only been carried out since 02.11.2020.
Share of positive PCR tests
Share of positive rapid antigen tests

Share of positive tests

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Demography

Number of tests, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 11.10.2021 to 08.05.2022

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Please note: There is no data available by canton or age group for the laboratory tests conducted before week 21. Rapid antigen tests have only been carried out since 02.11.2020.
Distribution by age group
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
202,7114 754,01
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