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

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, 06.02.2020 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.
Switzerland
Tests / 100 000 inh.
242 111,81
Tests
20 991 820
Share of positive PCR tests
22,1%
Share of positive rapid antigen tests
11,5%
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
176 987,47503 989,79
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Development over time: number of tests

Number of tests, Switzerland, 24.02.2020 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.

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

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Development over time: share of positive tests

Share of positive tests, Switzerland, 24.02.2020 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.
Share of positive PCR tests
Share of positive rapid antigen tests

Share of positive tests

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Demography

Number of tests, Switzerland, 24.02.2020 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
132,314 768,72
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