COVID-‚Ā†19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 12 May 2021

We publish the current key figures from Monday to Friday (with the exception of public holidays).

Weekly comparisonWeek 16, starting 26.04.2021

Source: FOPH ‚Äď Status: 12.05.2021, 07.47h

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 15 starting 19.04.2021 and week 16 starting 26.04.2021

Status description

Tests and share of positive tests, Week 16 starting 26.04.2021

The status description provides a summary of the development of the COVID-‚Ā†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 (05.05.2021) following the reporting week. The figures for the week shown are not yet complete at this time due to reporting delays ‚Äď especially in the case of laboratory-‚Ā†confirmed hospitalisations and laboratory-‚Ā†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 183 614 Tests (72,4 % PCR und 27,6 % Antigen-Schnelltests) gemeldet. Dies waren etwa gleich viele Tests wie in der Vorwoche (- 0,6 %).
Geographical distribution In 6 Kantonen hat die Anzahl gemeldeter Tests in der Berichtswoche im Vergleich zur Vorwoche um mindestens 10 % zugenommen. In 17 Kantonen und im FL ver√§nderte sie sich im Betrag relativ wenig (weniger als ¬Ī 10 %). In 3 Kantonen (OW, ZG, ZH) nahm die Anzahl gemeldeter Test um mehr als 10 % ab. Die Inzidenzrate gemeldeter Tests lag in den Kantonen und im FL zwischen 1 145 pro 100 000 Einw. und Woche in AR und 11 114 in UR. Pro Person sind mehrere positive und negative Tests m√∂glich.
Share of positive tests Schweizweit (inkl. FL) ist der Anteil positiver PCR-Tests in der Berichtswoche im Vergleich zur Vorwoche von 9,6 % auf 8,3 % gesunken, √§hnlich sank der Anteil positiver Antigen-Schnelltests von 5,6 % auf 4,5 %. Der Anteil positiver PCR-Tests pro Kanton lag in der Berichtswoche in 15 Kantonen und dem FL unter 10 %. In allen Kantonen und im FL lag der Anteil positiver Antigen-Schnelltests unter 10 %.
Demography In der Berichtswoche wurden in der Altersklasse zwischen 30 und 39 Jahren √ľber 30 000 Tests gemeldet. Dies beinhaltet PCR-Tests sowie Antigen-Schnelltests. Bezogen auf die Bev√∂lkerungszahl wurden in den Altersklassen zwischen 20 und 39 Jahren mit jeweils √ľber 2500 pro 100 000 Einw. die meisten Tests gemeldet. Im Vergleich zur Vorwoche hat sich die Anzahl der gemeldeten Tests in allen Altersklassen um weniger als ¬Ī10 % ver√§ndert. Das Medianalter der getesteten Personen lag bei 40 Jahren. Seit Woche 09/2021 bewegt sich das Medianalter zwischen 38 und 40 Jahren. Die Inzidenzrate der Tests unterschied sich in der Berichtswoche und der Vorwoche wenig zwischen den Geschlechtern.
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Geographical distribution

Number of tests, Weekly comparison of week 15 starting 19.04.2021 and week 16 starting 26.04.2021

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 02.05.2021 80 742,296 979 993
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021 2135,21184 584
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021 2123,67183 587
Difference‚ąí0,5%‚ąí0,5%
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021
CH+FL (Week 15 starting 19.04.2021)
CH+FL (Week 16 starting 26.04.2021)

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

Absolute number of tests
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021

Tests

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Share of positive tests

Share of positive tests, Weekly comparison of week 15 starting 19.04.2021 and week 16 starting 26.04.2021

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-‚Ā†‚Ā†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 02.05.202110,8%8,0%
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021 9,6%5,6%
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021 8,3%4,5%
Difference‚ąí1,3pp‚ąí1,1pp
PCR tests
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021
CH+FL (Week 15 starting 19.04.2021)
CH+FL (Week 16 starting 26.04.2021)

Share of positive PCR tests

Rapid antigen tests
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021
CH+FL (Week 15 starting 19.04.2021)
CH+FL (Week 16 starting 26.04.2021)

Share of positive rapid antigen tests

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Demography

Number of tests, Weekly comparison of week 15 starting 19.04.2021 and week 16 starting 26.04.2021

The graphic shows the number of tests performed in the selected weeks.
Distribution by age group
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

Absolute number of tests
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021

Tests

Distribution by gender
Week 15 starting 19.04.2021
Week 16 starting 26.04.2021

Percentage share

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