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

09/04/2021 (11:30)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Friday, 9 April 2021, 10.30, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 10,961 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 283 active cases in isolation and 554 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 107 (CH: 106), the 14-day notification rate is 249 (CH: 257). In total 35,843 vaccination doses have so far been administered in Basel-Stadt. 15,403 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination. Basel-Stadt completed second vaccinations in its care and nursing homes on Wednesday. All of the residents of the 42 nursing homes who wished to be vaccinated have now been vaccinated with their first and second vaccination. The focus of the mobile vaccination teams will now be on vaccinations in residential complexes and other types of housing for the elderly and vaccinations in institutions for people with disabilities. The Department of Health is also correcting an item on yesterday’s 10vor10 programme about vaccinations for people aged under 65.

Occurrence of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt: Of the 283 active cases, 24 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital. In addition, 15 people from outside the canton or abroad are being treated in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Of the total of 39 people in hospital, six require intensive care.

The total of 10,961 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 10,482 recoveries, 196 deaths and 283 active cases. There have been 116 new cases of infection since the last bulletin on Tuesday, 06 April 2021. No further people have died of the consequences of Covid-19.

Information about sources of infection

The current sources of infection have been recorded as follows: 619 new infections were recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 12 March to 8 April 2021). 40 per cent (or 248 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 (64 per cent) or when meeting with family or friends (6 per cent), at work (8 per cent) or at schools providing compulsory education (5 per cent). Seven percent said that they had several possible sources of infection.

Status of vaccinations

As of yesterday, Thursday, 8 April 2021, a total of 35,843 vaccinations had been administered in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. 15,403 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination. 51,553 people have pre-registered for vaccination. In addition, a further 3,829 people have a pre-arranged vaccination appointment at the vaccination centre.

The final second vaccinations in two Basel-Stadt care and nursing homes were administered last Wednesday. All of the residents of the 42 nursing homes who wished to be vaccinated have now been vaccinated with their first and second vaccination. A total of 6,717 vaccination doses were inoculated in the care and nursing homes. 5,585 of these doses were given to residents.

The mobile vaccination teams are continuing their work: Their new focus will now be on vaccinations in residential complexes and other types of housing for the elderly and, in particular, on vaccinations in institutions for people with disabilities. The mobile vaccination teams will also continue to visit nursing homes to deliver on-site vaccinations to new residents who might not have been vaccinated yet.

Correction of a 10vor10 item

The Department of Health is also correcting an item on the 10vor10 programme yesterday, Thursday, 8 April 2021, about vaccinations for people under 65. During a cantonal overview in the item, a statement was made to the effect that vaccinations for people aged under 65 in the Canton of Basel-Stadt would only begin in June. This is incorrect and was based on a misunderstanding. The correct statement is that all people aged under 65 who wish to be vaccinated will have received their vaccination by the end of June. The Department of Health will soon be drawing up a more detailed plan to give the public more clarity so that they can prepare.

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.