COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 4 October 2022

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

Weekly comparisonWeek 37, starting 19.09.2022

Source: FOPH – Status: 04.10.2022, 06.08h

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

Tests and share of positive tests

Week 36 starting 12.09.2022 and week 37 starting 19.09.2022

Geographical distribution

Number of tests, Weekly comparison of week 36 starting 12.09.2022 and week 37 starting 19.09.2022

The graph shows the number of tests performed in the selected weeks.
Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Per 100 000 inh.Absolute number of tests
Total until 25.09.2022 261 779,6522 799 319
Week 36 starting 12.09.2022 610,9453 209
Week 37 starting 19.09.2022 654,5457 006
Difference7,1%7,1%
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
Week 36 starting 12.09.2022
Week 37 starting 19.09.2022
CH+FL (Week 36 starting 12.09.2022)
CH+FL (Week 37 starting 19.09.2022)

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

Absolute number of tests
Week 36 starting 12.09.2022
Week 37 starting 19.09.2022

Tests

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Share of positive tests

Share of positive tests, Weekly comparison of week 36 starting 12.09.2022 and week 37 starting 19.09.2022

The graph 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 25.09.202222,6%13,1%
Week 36 starting 12.09.2022 26,7%34,8%
Week 37 starting 19.09.2022 27,8%34,6%
Difference1,1pp−0,2pp
PCR tests
Week 36 starting 12.09.2022
Week 37 starting 19.09.2022
CH+FL (Week 36 starting 12.09.2022)
CH+FL (Week 37 starting 19.09.2022)

Share of positive PCR tests

Rapid antigen tests
Week 36 starting 12.09.2022
Week 37 starting 19.09.2022
CH+FL (Week 36 starting 12.09.2022)
CH+FL (Week 37 starting 19.09.2022)

Share of positive rapid antigen tests

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Demography

Number of tests, Weekly comparison of week 36 starting 12.09.2022 and week 37 starting 19.09.2022

The graph shows the number of tests performed in the selected weeks.
Distribution by age group
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
Week 36 starting 12.09.2022
Week 37 starting 19.09.2022

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

Absolute number of tests
Week 36 starting 12.09.2022
Week 37 starting 19.09.2022

Tests

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