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

19/02/2021 (14:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Friday, 19 February 2021, 10:20, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 9703 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 136 active cases in isolation and 524 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 41 (CH: 66), the 14-day notification rate is 123 (CH: 166). In total 20,013 vaccinations have so far been administered in Basel-Stadt. 8,390 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination.

Of the 136 active cases, eight residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital. In addition, eight 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, five require intensive care.

The total of 9,703 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 9,372 recoveries, 190 deaths and 136 active cases. There have been 41 new cases of infection, and one woman aged 93 has died in hospital as a result of Covid-19 since the last bulletin on Tuesday, 16 February 2021.

Information about sources of infection

The current sources of infection have been recorded as follows: 579 new infections were recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 22 January to 18 February 2021). 56 per cent (or 323 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 (44 per cent) or when meeting with family or friends (3 per cent), at work (10 per cent) or at schools providing compulsory education (6 per cent). 22 per cent said that they had several possible sources of infection. Due to holidays, statistics regarding the coronavirus situation in Basel-Stadt schools will not be published again until 5 March 2021.

The status of vaccinations

As of yesterday, Thursday 18 February 2021, 20,221 vaccinations had been given in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. On Wednesday and Thursday, the vaccination centre’s mobile teams administered 335 vaccinations, mostly second vaccinations, in a total of six nursing homes. A total of 8‘390 people in the Canton of Basel-Stadt have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination.

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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.