COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 19 January 2022

Status report, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Laboratory-⁠confirmed cases

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 07.45h

Difference to previous day38 015
Total since 05.01.2022356 030
Per 100 000 inhabitants4087,9
Newly reported
7-⁠day average
Detailed Information

Laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 07.45h

Difference to previous day154
Total since 05.01.20221095
Per 100 000 inhabitants12,57
Newly reported
7-⁠day average
Hospitalisations by vaccination status Detailed Information

Laboratory-⁠confirmed deaths

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 07.45h

Difference to previous day25
Total since 05.01.2022178
Per 100 000 inhabitants2,04
Newly reported
7-⁠day average
Deaths by vaccination status Detailed Information

Vaccinated people

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 07.55h

Total population
People with at least one dose69,64%
Partially vaccinated1,68%
Fully vaccinated67,95%
With booster vaccination35,47%
Ages 12+
Fully vaccinated77,32%
With booster vaccination40,36%
Ages 65+Status: 18.01.2022
Fully vaccinated90,64%
With booster vaccination71,56%
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Hospital capacity, Switzerland

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 08.16h

Intensive care units, Switzerland
Occupancy of intensive care units by COVID-⁠19 patients 15-⁠day average as of 11.01.2022275,13
Total occupancy76,70%
Occupancy by COVID-⁠19 patients28,30%
Total hospital capacity, Switzerland
Total occupancy79,80%
Occupancy by COVID-⁠19 patients7,90%
15-⁠day average
Free beds

Number of beds and occupancy in intensive care units

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Virus variants

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 07.45h

The share of the various variants under the national SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 monitoring programme is temporarily not representative.
Currently the search is specifically for the Omicron variant. Suspected omicron cases have preference when it comes to performing and reporting sequencing, also under the national SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 surveillance programme. This is leading to an overestimation of the share of the omicron variant.

Estimated share of the different virus variants, 7-⁠day average.

B.1.351 – Beta7-⁠day average from 07.01.20220,0%
P.1 – Gamma7-⁠day average from 07.01.20220,0%
B.1.617.2, all subvariants AY – Delta7-⁠day average from 07.01.202212,1%
C.37 – Lambda7-⁠day average from 07.01.20220,0%
B.1.1.529 – Omicron7-⁠day average from 07.01.202287,9%
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Tests and share of positive tests

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 07.45h

Difference to previous day104 424
Total since 05.01.20221 163 662
PCR tests951 523
Rapid antigen tests212 139
Per 100 000 inhabitantsCumulative PCR and rapid antigen tests13 361,06
Share of positive PCR tests38,4%
Share of positive rapid antigen tests28,9%
7-⁠day average
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Reproductive number Re

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 07.45h

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, 07.01.20221,11
Average of the last 7 Re values1,12
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Certificates issued, Switzerland

Source: FOITT – Status: 19.01.2022, 10.19h

The COVID certificate provides documentary evidence that someone has had a COVID-⁠19 vaccination, has had and recovered from the disease, or has tested negative.
Vaccinated people
Issued on 18.01.202265 966
Issued to date11 737 244
Recovered people
Issued on 18.01.202235 403
Issued to date1 246 116
Negatively tested people
Issued on 18.01.202265 981
Issued to date12 603 989

Contact tracing

Source: FOPH – Status: 19.01.2022, 07.45h

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 coronavirus115 746
In quarantinePeople who have had contact with infected people46 529
Additionally in quarantinePeople who have entered Switzerland from high-⁠risk countries-