Coronavirus: Tuesday bulletin on the case numbers in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

02/03/2021 (15:20)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Tuesday, 02 March 2021, 10:40, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 9867 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 149 active cases in isolation and 419 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 69 (CH: 66), the 14-day notification rate is 118 (CH: 148). In total 23276 vaccination doses have so far been administered in Basel-Stadt. 9557 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination.

Of the 149 active cases, 15 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital. In addition, seven people from outside the canton or abroad are being treated in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Of the total of 22 people in hospital, seven require intensive care.

The total of 9867 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 9526 recoveries, 192 deaths and 149 active cases. There have been 48 new cases of infection, but no further individuals have died as a result of Covid-19 since the last bulletin on Friday, 26 February 2021.

Information about sources of infection

The current sources of infection have been recorded as follows: 485 new infections were recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 02 February to 01 March 2021). 50 per cent (or 241 cases) of the new infections could be attributed to known or suspected sources of infection. Most of them caught the infection from their own family (43 per cent) or when meeting with family or friends (5 per cent), at work (10 per cent) or at schools providing compulsory education (6 per cent). 27 per cent said that they had several possible sources of infection. One resident of a Basel-Stadt nursing home has currently tested positive.

The status of vaccinations

As of yesterday, Monday 01 March 2021, 23,276 vaccinations had been given in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Yesterday, Monday and today, Tuesday, the vaccination centre’s mobile teams are administering second vaccinations in a total of five nursing homes. A total of 9557 people in the Canton of Basel-Stadt have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination. Around 8800 people have so far joined the waiting list

Please note:

Case numbers continue to be updated every day on the website www.coronavirus.bs.ch. The latest vaccination figures can be found on the Basel-Stadt data portal.