Coronavirus daily bulletin: 299 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

21/03/2020 (11:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 10.00 on Friday, 21 March 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 299 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

As of 10.00 on Saturday, 21 March 2020, there are a total of 299 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is 27 more than on the previous day. The Canton of Basel-Stadt announced one additional case of death increasing the number of deaths to five. 57 people have recovered. 46 unwell Basel residents are currently receiving hospital treatment as a result of infection with Covid-19 (coronavirus).

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 541 people have tested positive so far (including the 299 Basel cases).