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

08/01/2021 (14:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Friday, 08 January 2021, 10:45, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 8608 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 530 active cases in isolation and 704 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 215 (CH: 215), the 14-day notification rate is 428 (CH: 484).

Of the 530 active cases, 68 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital. In addition, 36 people from outside the canton or abroad are being treated in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Of the total of 104 people in hospital, 19 require intensive care. The situation in the cantonal hospitals is at a medium level of tension.

The total of 8608 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 7915 recoveries, 163 deaths and 530 active cases. There have been 226 new cases of infection, but no further individuals have died as a result of Covid-19 since the last bulletin on Tuesday, 5 January 2021.

Information about sources of infection

The current sources of infection have been recorded as follows: 1994 new infections were registered in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 11 December 2020 until 07 January 2021). 53 percent (or 1048 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 (45 per cent) or when meeting with family or friends (7 per cent), at work (14 per cent) or in a nursing home (10 per cent). Eight percent said that they had several possible sources of infection.

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