COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 23 July 2021

We do not publish new data over the weekend.

Weekly comparisonWeek 27, starting 12.07.2021

Source: FOPH – Status: 23.07.2021, 07.45h

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

Tests and share of positive tests

Week 26 starting 05.07.2021 and week 27 starting 12.07.2021

Status description

Tests and share of positive tests, Week 27 starting 12.07.2021

The status description provides a summary of the development of the COVID-⁠19 epidemic in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein for the last two calendar weeks. The descriptions are based on data received by the editorial deadline on Wednesday morning of week (21.07.2021) following the reporting week. 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 graphics, 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 at the moment. The status description in English will be provided as soon as possible.
Key figures at a glance In der Berichtswoche wurden 187 785 Tests (44 % PCR und 56 % Antigen-Schnelltests) gemeldet, ähnlich wie in der Vorwoche (188 132).
Geographical distribution In 8 Kantonen hat die Anzahl gemeldeter Tests in der Berichtswoche im Vergleich zur Vorwoche um mehr als 10 % abgenommen. In 15 Kantonen und im FL veränderte sie sich weniger als ±10 %. In 3 Kantonen nahm sie um mehr als 10 % zu. Die Inzidenzrate gemeldeter Tests lag in den Kantonen und im FL zwischen 935 pro 100 000 Einw. und Woche im JU und 3797 im ZG. Pro Person sind mehrere positive und negative Tests möglich.
Share of positive tests Schweizweit (inkl. FL) stieg der Anteil positiver PCR-Tests von 2,4 % in der Vorwoche auf 4,3 % in der Berichtswoche. Der Anteil positiver Antigen-Schnelltests stieg von 0,3 % auf 0,7 %. Der Anteil positiver PCR- sowie Antigen-Schnelltests lag in der Berichtswoche in der Mehrheit der Kantone und im FL unter 5 %. In 7 Kantonen lag der Anteil positiver PCR-Tests zwischen 5 % und 8 %.
Demography In der Berichtswoche wurden in den Altersklassen der 10- bis 29-Jährigen jeweils über 35 000 Tests gemeldet. Dies beinhaltet PCR-Tests sowie Antigen-Schnelltests. Bezogen auf die Bevölkerungszahl wurden in der Altersklasse der 10- bis 19-Jährigen mit 4742 pro 100 000 Einw. die meisten Tests gemeldet. Im Vergleich zur Vorwoche stieg die Anzahl der gemeldeten Tests in der Altersklasse der 0- bis 9- Jährigen um mehr als 10 %. In den übrigen Altersklassen änderte sie sich um weniger als ±10 %. Das Medianalter der getesteten Personen bewegte sich von Woche 03/2021 bis Woche 24/2021 zwischen 38 und 41 Jahren und sank seither. In der Berichtswoche lag es bei 31 Jahren. Die Inzidenzrate der Tests unterschied sich in der Berichtswoche und der Vorwoche zwischen den Geschlechtern kaum.
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Geographical distribution

Number of tests, Weekly comparison of week 26 starting 05.07.2021 and week 27 starting 12.07.2021

The graphic shows the number of tests performed in the selected weeks.
Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Per 100 000 inh.Absolute number of tests
Total until 18.07.2021 101 997,628 817 470
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021 2176,02188 112
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021 2178,02188 285
Difference0,1%0,1%
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021
CH+FL (Week 26 starting 05.07.2021)
CH+FL (Week 27 starting 12.07.2021)

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

Absolute number of tests
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021

Tests

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Share of positive tests

Share of positive tests, Weekly comparison of week 26 starting 05.07.2021 and week 27 starting 12.07.2021

The graphic shows the share of positive tests in the selected weeks. Rapid antigen tests have only been carried out since week 45 starting 02.11.2020. There is no data available by canton group for the laboratory tests conducted before week 22 starting 25.05.2020.

On the basis of the extended testing strategy, more people without symptoms are being tested (for example in the course of mass testing). The results of such tests do not have to be reported. However, positive results do have to be confirmed with a PCR test. Both negative and positive results of these confirmatory PCR tests have to be reported. This pre-⁠⁠selection may result in an increase in the share of positive PCR tests by an indefinite amount.
Switzerland and Liechtenstein
PCR testsRapid antigen tests
Total until 18.07.20219,7%5,6%
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021 2,4%0,3%
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021 4,4%0,7%
Difference2pp0,4pp
PCR tests
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021
CH+FL (Week 26 starting 05.07.2021)
CH+FL (Week 27 starting 12.07.2021)

Share of positive PCR tests

Rapid antigen tests
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021
CH+FL (Week 26 starting 05.07.2021)
CH+FL (Week 27 starting 12.07.2021)

Share of positive rapid antigen tests

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Demography

Number of tests, Weekly comparison of week 26 starting 05.07.2021 and week 27 starting 12.07.2021

The graphic shows the number of tests performed in the selected weeks.
Distribution by age group
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

Absolute number of tests
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021

Tests

Distribution by gender
Week 26 starting 05.07.2021
Week 27 starting 12.07.2021

Percentage share

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Source: FOPH – Status: 23.07.2021, 07.45h