Information on the current situation, as of 22 October 2021
Development over time by vaccine
Deaths by vaccination status, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 27.01.2021 to 21.10.2021
The data shown here are based on information supplied to us by doctors and hospitals as part of the reporting obligation. They do not allow a formal comparison of the efficacy of vaccines. Interpretation of these data is limited by many factors, including the integration period of the respective vaccines in the vaccination strategy, vaccination coverage in the various specific target groups, and the predominance of a virus variant at a given time.
We have been collecting data on vaccination status since the end of January 2021. It is based on information that doctors and hospitals deliver to us as part of the reporting requirement. For hospitalisations and deaths in connection with a laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection, they also transmit the vaccination status in addition to the clinical information.
In terms of the number of laboratory-confirmed cases despite vaccination we assume that the real figure is much higher than the reported figures on hospitalisations and deaths. This is because vaccinated people have no or only mild symptoms, and are less likely to consult a doctor, or go to a test centre or pharmacy. For people tested in test centres or pharmacies, we only receive the report on the test result. However, the report does not contain any information on vaccination status. Vaccination status is only listed in a clinical report that is mainly sent by doctors and hospitals.
The information on incidence is per 100,000 population with the corresponding vaccination status of "fully vaccinated", "partially vaccinated" and "not vaccinated".
Please note when evaluating the cases by vaccination status that according to the vaccination strategy, older people and those at especially high risk were vaccinated earlier.
Due to the high proportion of reports without indication of the vaccination status, the numbers on cases by vaccination status until the beginning of July 2021 should be interpreted with caution.