COVID-19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 15 January 2021

The Re values are also updated at weekends and on public holidays. We publish the current key figures for the other indicators from Monday to Friday (with the exception of public holidays)

Status report, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Newly reported
7-day average

Laboratory-confirmed cases

Source: FOPH – Status: 15.01.2021, 07.50h

Difference to previous day2396
Total since 24.02.2020495 228
Per 100 000 inhabitants5728,64
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Laboratory-confirmed hospitalisations

Source: FOPH – Status: 15.01.2021, 07.50h

Hospitalisation data should be interpreted with caution due to under-reporting and reporting delays.

Difference to previous day139
Total since 24.02.202020 575
Per 100 000 inhabitants238
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Laboratory-confirmed deaths

Source: FOPH – Status: 15.01.2021, 07.50h

Difference to previous day66
Total since 24.02.20207970
Per 100 000 inhabitants92,19
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Tests and share of positive tests

Source: FOPH – Status: 15.01.2021, 07.50h

Difference to previous dayCumulative PCR and rapid antigen tests25 092
Total since 24.01.20203 978 686
PCR tests3 542 291
Rapid antigen tests436 395
Per 100 000 inhabitantsCumulative PCR and rapid antigen tests46 024,14
Share of positive PCR tests13,3%
Share of positive rapid antigen tests13,5%
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Reproductive number Re

Source: FOPH – Status: 17.01.2021, 10.01h

The effective reproductive number (Re) indicates how many people an infected person infects on average under the current conditions. If the number is less than 1, there will be fewer new infections. If the number is greater than 1, the virus is spreading more intensely. In order to curb the spread of the virus, the reproductive number must be less than 1.
Reproductive number Re Switzerland, 07.01.20210,82
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Contact tracing

Source: FOPH – Status: 15.01.2021, 07.50h

The cantonal offices are overwhelmed by the sharp increase in the number of cases. For this reason the contact tracing data are not complete.

Updates are carried out on Wednesdays and Fridays at minimum. Data is available for 21 cantons and for the Principality of Liechtenstein.
In isolationPeople who have tested positive for coronavirus23 974
In quarantinePeople who have had contact with infected people33 100
Additionally in quarantinePeople who have entered Switzerland from high-risk countries4762