COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 27 September 2022

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

Hospital capacity,Neuchâtel

Intensive care units (ICUs)

The hospital capacity data from more than 150 hospitals and clinics in Switzerland is collected by the Coordinated Medical Services (CMS) using the Information and Operations System (IOS). The CMS, the FOPH, the Swiss Society for Intensive Care Medicine (SSICM) and the H+ Association of Swiss Hospitals have jointly determined the data to be collected.

Intensive care medicine is a medical and nursing treatment that is dependent on different, technically highly complex devices (intensive care units) and requires close-⁠knit support by specialized teams.

Occupancy in percent

Intensive care units (ICUs), Neuchâtel, 26.09.2022

The published data is based on reports that were sent to the CMS by hospitals and clinics with intensive care units via the Information and Operations System (IOS). The data is processed in such a way that reports are valid for a maximum of 7 days, unless updates are received.
Due to the different reporting times and procedures, the figures shown here may differ from those published by other institutions. Due to mathematical rounding, the sum of the percentages may not be exactly 100%.
Total occupancy COVID-⁠19 Non-⁠COVID-⁠19 Free beds
Switzerland Total: 81873,1%5984,9%4068,2%55826,9%220
Aargau Total: 4682,6%384,3%278,3%3617,4%8
Appenzell Ausserrhoden Total: 666,7%40%066,7%433,3%2
Appenzell Innerrhoden No intensive care units (ICUs)
Basel-⁠Land Total: 1464,3%914,3%250%735,7%5
Basel-⁠Stadt Total: 5269,2%369,6%559,6%3130,8%16
Bern Total: 8667,4%5810,5%957%4932,6%28
Fribourg Total: 2085%175%180%1615%3
Geneva Total: 4959,2%294,1%255,1%2740,8%20
Glarus Total: 666,7%40%066,7%433,3%2
Grisons Total: 1668,8%110%068,8%1131,2%5
Jura Total: 616,7%10%016,7%183,3%5
Lucerne Total: 4663%292,2%160,9%2837%17
Neuchâtel Total: 1080%80%080%820%2
Nidwalden Total: 560%30%060%340%2
Obwalden No intensive care units (ICUs)
Schaffhausen Total: 862,5%50%062,5%537,5%3
Schwyz Total: 1241,7%50%041,7%558,3%7
Solothurn Total: 1687,5%1412,5%275%1212,5%2
St. Gallen Total: 4077,5%312,5%175%3022,5%9
Thurgau Total: 2755,6%153,7%151,9%1444,4%12
Ticino Total: 5867,2%395,2%362,1%3632,8%19
Uri Total: 633,3%20%033,3%266,7%4
Valais Total: 1464,3%97,1%157,1%835,7%5
Vaud Total: 8889,8%796,8%683%7310,2%9
Zug Total: 887,5%70%087,5%712,5%1
Zurich Total: 17981%1452,2%478,8%14119%34
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Development of occupancy over time

Intensive care units (ICUs), Neuchâtel, 13.09.2022 to 26.09.2022

The bars in the chart show the absolute values for the actual reported capacity and occupancy of the intensive care units. Values reported by the hospitals remain valid for a maximum of 7 days, unless they are updated. The 15-⁠day average (average of previous 7 to subsequent 7 days) and share is calculated on this basis and represents an estimate of the effective capacity and occupancy that is as accurate as possible.
The data prior to November 2020 is partially incomplete and should therefore be interpreted with caution. Due to mathematical rounding, the sum of the percentages may not be exactly 100%.
15-⁠day average
COVID-⁠19
Non-⁠COVID-⁠19
Free beds
No data

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Certified and ad-⁠hoc beds

Intensive care units (ICUs), Neuchâtel, 13.09.2022 to 26.09.2022

The factors relevant for the number of certified beds in intensive care units are the necessary staff, spatial requirements and technical equipment. Certification is carried out by the Swiss Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SGI/FMH).

The number of «certified beds» represents fully occupied intensive care units. Short-⁠term fluctuations in this figure result from reporting gaps. These fluctuations have no consequences in terms of patient care. Provided that they utilise at least 60 per cent of their certified beds on average over the year, hospitals are free to decide whether they operate all or only a portion of their certified beds.

«Ad-⁠hoc beds» are additional places for treatment outside the certified rooms. Patients are cared for with the help of other specialist staff from areas such as anaesthesia. The figure represents the intensive care beds that are reported and currently run by the hospitals, but which are not certified. The operation of ad-⁠hoc beds is only permitted in disasters or other extraordinary situations. If a hospital operates ad-⁠hoc beds in situations other than these, the intensive care unit in question will lose its certification.

The figure for «total beds operated» represents the sum of certified beds operated and ad-⁠hoc beds operated. These are beds reported by the hospitals in intensive care units in which patients can be treated with available, qualified specialists and other staff in combination with shift work and special deployments.

The figures reported by the hospitals remain valid for a maximum of seven days.
Certified beds
Certified beds operated
Ad hoc beds operated

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Source: CMS – Status: 27.09.2022, 09.50h