COVID-⁠19 Switzerland

Information on the current situation, as of 21 June 2022

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

Weekly comparisonWeek 22, starting 06.06.2022

Source: FOPH – Status: 21.06.2022, 06.07h

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 21 starting 30.05.2022 and week 22 starting 06.06.2022

Status description

Tests and share of positive tests, Week 22 starting 06.06.2022

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 (20.06.2022). 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 In der Berichtswoche wurden rund 53 000 Tests (69 % PCR und 31 % Antigen-Schnelltests) gemeldet. Die Anzahl aller gemeldeter Tests stieg über die Vor- und Berichtswoche nicht signifikant an (wöchentlicher Trend: +3,30 % [-14 %; +24 %]).
Geographical distribution Die Inzidenzrate gemeldeter Tests lag in den Kantonen und im FL zwischen 160 (AI) und 1511 (BS) Tests pro 100 000 Einw. und Woche. Pro Person sind mehrere positive und negative Tests möglich.
Share of positive tests In der Berichtswoche lag der Anteil positiver PCR-Tests schweizweit (inkl. FL) bei 33 %, und war somit höher als in der Vorwoche (25 %). Der Anteil positiver Antigen-Schnelltests lag bei 27 %, und war somit ebenfalls höher als in der Vorwoche (20 %). In sieben Kantonen lag der Anteil positiver PCR-Tests über 40 %. Der Anteil positiver Antigen-Schnelltests lag in zwei Kantonen über 50 %.
Demography Für die Berichtswoche wurden in der Altersklasse der 80-Jährigen und Älteren mit rund 900 pro 100 000 Einw. die meisten Tests gemeldet. Das Medianalter der getesteten Personen lag in der Berichtswoche bei 47 Jahren.
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Geographical distribution

Number of tests, Weekly comparison of week 21 starting 30.05.2022 and week 22 starting 06.06.2022

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 12.06.2022 249 025,7421 688 536
Week 21 starting 30.05.2022 593,9551 729
Week 22 starting 06.06.2022 602,9852 516
Difference1,5%1,5%
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
Week 21 starting 30.05.2022
Week 22 starting 06.06.2022
CH+FL (Week 21 starting 30.05.2022)
CH+FL (Week 22 starting 06.06.2022)

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

Absolute number of tests
Week 21 starting 30.05.2022
Week 22 starting 06.06.2022

Tests

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Share of positive tests

Share of positive tests, Weekly comparison of week 21 starting 30.05.2022 and week 22 starting 06.06.2022

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 12.06.202221,7%11,6%
Week 21 starting 30.05.2022 24,6%19,6%
Week 22 starting 06.06.2022 33,2%26,9%
Difference8,6pp7,3pp
PCR tests
Week 21 starting 30.05.2022
Week 22 starting 06.06.2022
CH+FL (Week 21 starting 30.05.2022)
CH+FL (Week 22 starting 06.06.2022)

Share of positive PCR tests

Rapid antigen tests
Week 21 starting 30.05.2022
Week 22 starting 06.06.2022
CH+FL (Week 21 starting 30.05.2022)
CH+FL (Week 22 starting 06.06.2022)

Share of positive rapid antigen tests

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Demography

Number of tests, Weekly comparison of week 21 starting 30.05.2022 and week 22 starting 06.06.2022

The graph shows the number of tests performed in the selected weeks.
Distribution by age group
Tests per 100 000 inhabitants
Week 21 starting 30.05.2022
Week 22 starting 06.06.2022

Tests per 100 000 inhabitants

Absolute number of tests
Week 21 starting 30.05.2022
Week 22 starting 06.06.2022

Tests

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