Coronavirus bulletin: Current case numbers in Basel-Stadt – results available from the second run of waste water samples
Department of Health
As of Friday, 4 June 2021, 10.30, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 12,860 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 158 active cases in isolation and 375 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 40 (CH: 40), the 14-day notification rate is 88 (CH: 106). In total, 132,702 vaccination doses have so far been administered in Basel-Stadt. 47,741 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination. The test results from the second run of waste water samples are also available: 50 percent of the samples taken were positive. The Cantonal Laboratory is conducting a third test run.
Occurrence of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt: Of the 158 active cases, nine 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 16 people in hospital, four require intensive care.
The total of 12,860 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 12,498 recoveries, 204 deaths and 158 active cases. There have been 50 new cases of infection since the last bulletin on Tuesday, 1 June 2021. No further people have died of the consequences of Covid-19.
Current status of vaccinations
As of yesterday Thursday, 3 June 2021, a total of 132,702 vaccinations have so far been administered in the vaccination centre, in the hospitals and by the mobile units in the Canton of Basel-Stadt (total for the previous week: 113,970). 47,741 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination (total for the previous week: 40,266).
As of yesterday evening, 25,355 people had pre-registered for vaccination.
For the current week (31/05 to 06/06), 18,610 vaccination appointments were allocated in the vaccination centre (previous week: 15,496).
Waste water samples in the Canton of Basel-Stadt
The Canton of Basel-Stadt is currently conducting a pilot study in which waste water is sampled and tested for SARS-CoV-2. 20 points in the sewerage system of the urban area, as well as the inflow to the sewage treatment plant (ProRheno) were sampled during the second run at the end of May. Around 50 percent of these samples were positive. The samples from the sewage treatment plant were also positive. Because these samples were not included in the first run and in order to confirm the results so far – especially in the investigation of multi-resistant germs, which is being conducted in parallel – the Cantonal Laboratory of Basel-Stadt has decided to conduct a third sampling run. The Department of Health will provide information about the results and the conclusions drawn from them as soon as this is available.
The current situation in Basel schools
Primary schools and nurseries (total of 12,814 pupils and 1,906 teachers)
- 43 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.3 percent.
- 16 teachers in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.8 percent.
Secondary schools (total of 4,343 pupils and 650 teachers)
- 13 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.3 percent.
- No teachers in quarantine or self-isolation.
Higher secondary schools and vocational colleges (total of 7,400 pupils and 1,170 teachers)
- 9 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.1 percent.
- 1 teacher in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.1 percent.
The rhythm of delivery of data about hospitalisations in connection with Covid-19 is being adjusted and data will only be delivered from Monday to Friday in future. This adjustment is due to the current Covid-19 situation and the falling number of Covid-19 patients requiring hospitalisation. Hospitalisation figures that were recorded on Saturday and Sunday will now be recorded in the system on Mondays and then published.