Coronavirus daily bulletin: 165 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

17/03/2020 (13:15)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 12.00 on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 165 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

Around 30 unwell Basel residents are currently receiving hospital treatment as a result of infection with Covid-19 (coronavirus). 25 have recovered.

In addition to testing residents of the canton, suspected cases from other Swiss cantons and other countries close to the border are also being tested in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Around 310 people have tested positive so far (including the 165 Basel cases).

There has now been a case of the new coronavirus in a secondary school, but normal running of this school has since been suspended because of the Federal Council directive.

Please note:
Please note that the number of positive cases according to https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home.html may differ.