COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 24 May 2022

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

Weekly comparisonWeek 18, starting 09.05.2022

Source: FOPH – Status: 24.05.2022, 06.06h

This report, published every Tuesday, provides a detailed overview of the epidemiological situation and trends in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Situation report

Week 18 starting 09.05.2022

This report provides details of the development of the COVID-⁠19 epidemic in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. The status report provides a summary of the current situation and presents an overview to this end.
Assessments of the situation based on outpatient consultations where there is a suspicion of COVID-⁠19 can be found in the Sentinella report, updated on a weekly basis. Detailed analyses of hospitalisations in connection with a SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 infection can be found in the Hospital Sentinel report (CH-⁠SUR), updated on a monthly basis.

Status description

Status report, week 18 starting 09.05.2022

The status description provides a summary of the development of the Covid-⁠⁠⁠19⁠⁠ epidemic in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. The descriptions are based on the data we receive by the editorial deadline on the Monday morning eight days after the week under review has ended (23.05.2022). The figures for the week shown are not yet complete at this time due to reporting delays – especially in the case of laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations and laboratory-⁠confirmed deaths. The descriptions are not updated retrospectively. The figures in the descriptive texts may thus deviate slightly from the graphs, which are updated on a daily basis to account for any late, incorrect and duplicate entries that are reported for the week in question.

The current status description is only available in French, German and Italian.
Key figures at a glance Die Anzahl gemeldeter Fälle, Tests und Hospitalisationen sank signifikant. Die neusten Zahlen der Todesfälle deuten ebenfalls auf eine leichte Abnahme hin.
Laboratory-⁠confirmed cases Für die Berichtswoche (Woche 19/2022) wurden in der Schweiz und im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (FL) insgesamt rund 11 000 laborbestätigte Fälle gemeldet. Die Zahl der laborbestätigten Fälle sank über die Vor- und Berichtswoche signifikant.
Laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations Für die Berichtswoche wurden bisher 119 Hospitalisationen im Zusammenhang mit einer laborbestätigten SARS-CoV-2-Infektion gemeldet, für die Vorwoche waren dies 161 Hospitalisationen (Stand 23.05.2022). Es zeichnet sich somit ein weiterer Rückgang der Hospitalisationen ab.
Laboratory-⁠confirmed deaths Für die Berichtswoche wurden bisher 10 Todesfälle im Zusammenhang mit einer laborbestätigten SARS-CoV-2-Infektion gemeldet, für die Vorwoche waren dies 14 Todesfälle (Stand 23.05.2022). Trotz der noch zu erwartenden Nachmeldungen ist im Vergleich zur Vorwoche mit einer leichten Abnahme zu rechnen.
Tests and share of positive tests In der Berichtswoche wurden rund 68 000 PCR-Tests und Antigen-Schnelltests gemeldet. Die Anzahl der gemeldeten Tests sank signifikant über die Vor- und Berichtswoche. Die Anteile positiver Tests lagen bei 20 % für PCR-Tests und bei 16 % für Antigen-Schnelltests.
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Source: FOPH – Status: 23.05.2022, 09.24h

Overview of the epidemiological situation

Week 18 starting 09.05.2022, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Due to delayed reporting, the difference in hospitalisations and deaths may still change significantly.

Total until 15.05.2022 Week 17 starting 02.05.2022 Week 18 starting 09.05.2022 Difference
Laboratory-⁠confirmed cases3 658 65113 21211 199−15,2%
Laboratory-⁠confirmed cases Switzerland 3 641 33313 13211 133−15,2%
Laboratory-⁠confirmed cases Liechtenstein 17 3188066−17,5%
Laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations53 229166123−25,9%
Laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations Switzerland 52 913166122−26,5%
Laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations Liechtenstein 31601-
Laboratory-⁠confirmed deaths13 3171411−21,4%
Laboratory-⁠confirmed deaths Switzerland 13 2341411−21,4%
Laboratory-⁠confirmed deaths Liechtenstein 8300-
Tests21 469 74076 10967 711−11,0%
Tests PCR tests 16 229 35857 10049 960−12,5%
Tests Rapid antigen tests 5 240 38219 00917 751−6,6%
Tests Share of positive PCR tests 21,7%21,2%20,1%−1,1pp
Tests Share of positive rapid antigen tests 11,5%17,3%16,3%−1,0pp
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Source: FOPH – Status: 24.05.2022, 06.06h

Development over time

To week 18 from 09.05.2022, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

The figure shows the change in laboratory-⁠confirmed cases, hospitalisations and deaths as well as the number of reported PCR and rapid antigen tests in connection with a laboratory-⁠confirmed SARS-⁠CoV-⁠2 infection since the reporting obligation for COVID-⁠19 was introduced in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Laboratory-⁠confirmed cases

Number of cases

Laboratory-⁠confirmed hospitalisations

Number of hospitalisations

Laboratory-⁠confirmed deaths

Number of deaths

Tests
Reported PCR tests
Reported rapid antigen tests

Number of tests

Share of positive PCR tests
Share of positive rapid antigen tests

Share of positive tests

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Source: FOPH – Status: 24.05.2022, 06.06h