COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 24 January 2023

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

Following the changes to testing cost strategy with effect from 1 January 2023, numerous indicators are now only presented in weekly form. In a further modification, deaths are now only shown at the Switzerland and Liechtenstein level, for data protection reasons.

Epidemiological course,Bern

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 21/2020.
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. The time frame desired can be selected with the slider below the graph.

Geographical distribution

Number of tests, Bern, 02.01.2023 to 15.01.2023

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 21/2020. Rapid antigen tests have only been carried out since week 45/2020
Number of testsShare of positive tests
Per 100 000 inh.Absolute numbers PCR tests Rapid antigen tests
Switzerland and Liechtenstein 308,28 27 060 11,51% 14,8%
Switzerland 307,02 26 830 11,49% 14,81%
Liechtenstein 588,91 230 14,04% 0%
Aargau 252,46 1775 13,95% 11,88%
Appenzell Ausserrhoden 120,54 67 8,51% 5%
Appenzell Innerrhoden 116,14 19 7,69% 0%
Basel-⁠Land 295,75 866 17,1% 33,96%
Basel-⁠Stadt 434,10 851 17,1% 27,27%
Bern 268,65 2814 9,31% 8,47%
Fribourg 206,48 681 10,38% 9,09%
Geneva 432,63 2204 9,92% 20,44%
Glarus 225,78 93 9,52% 0%
Grisons 377,90 761 17,78% 12,62%
Jura 424,13 313 9,03% 0%
Lucerne 199,13 837 9,17% 22,97%
Neuchâtel 464,33 818 10,04% 14,85%
Nidwalden 127,58 56 18,18% 0%
Obwalden 192,53 74 8,45% 0%
Schaffhausen 283,35 238 10,7% 13,73%
Schwyz 148,45 243 15,28% 11,11%
Solothurn 243,00 681 9,77% 7,79%
St. Gallen 165,82 861 12,27% 5,86%
Thurgau 245,49 702 11,05% 14,04%
Ticino 772,61 2721 12,11% 43,75%
Uri 129,57 48 14,89% 0%
Valais 389,29 1375 6,95% 31,37%
Vaud 429,30 3533 10% 15,36%
Zug 170,28 221 18,23% 11,11%
Zurich 254,24 3978 12,75% 14,05%
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Development over time: number of tests

Number of tests, Bern, 01.03.2020 to 15.01.2023

The graph shows the number of tests in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Please note: There is no data available by canton or age group for the laboratory tests conducted before week 21/2020. Rapid antigen tests have only been carried out since 02.11.2020.
Reported PCR tests
Reported rapid antigen tests
14-⁠day average
14-⁠day average (Switzerland and Liechtenstein)
No data

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

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Development over time: share of positive tests

Share of positive tests, Bern, 01.03.2020 to 15.01.2023

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, Bern, 24.02.2020 to 15.01.2023

The graph shows the number of tests in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Please note: There is no data available by canton or age group for the laboratory tests conducted before week 21/2020. Rapid antigen tests have only been carried out since week 45/2020.
Distribution by age group
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
42,21454,83
No data

Total population

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