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

19/03/2021 (14:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Friday, 19 March 2021, 10.30, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 10,272 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 258 active cases in isolation and 672 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 99 (CH: 90), the 14-day notification rate is 175 (CH: 189). In total 27,674 vaccinations have so far been administered in Basel-Stadt. 11,398 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination. As of 13.45 on Friday, 19 March 2021, 42,520 people have pre-registered for vaccination.

Of the 258 active cases, 27 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital. In addition, six people from outside the canton or abroad are being treated in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Of the total of 33 people in hospital, seven require intensive care.

The total of 10,272 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 9,821 recoveries, 193 deaths and 258 active cases. There have been 95 new cases of infection since the last bulletin on Tuesday, 16 March 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: 386 new infections were recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 19 February to 18 March 2021). 44 per cent (or 171 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 (51 per cent) or when meeting with family or friends (7 per cent) or at work (11 per cent). 19 per cent said that they had several possible sources of infection.

The current situation in Basel schools

Primary schools and nurseries (total 12,814 pupils and 1,906 staff)

  • 182 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 1.4 percent
  • 20 teachers in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 1.0 percent

Secondary schools (total of 4,343 pupils and 650 teachers)

  • 36 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.8 percent
  • 2 teachers in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.3 percent

Higher secondary schools and vocational colleges (total of 7,400 pupils and 1,170 teachers)

  • 57 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.8 percent
  • 8 teachers in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.7 percent

The status of vaccinations

As of yesterday, Thursday 18 March 2021, 27,674 vaccinations had been given in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. A total of 11‘398 people in the Canton of Basel-Stadt have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination. As of 13.45 on Friday, 19 March 2021, 42,520 people have pre-registered for vaccination.

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.