Coronavirus bulletin: Current case numbers in Basel-Stadt

21/05/2021 (14:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Friday, 21 May 2021, 10.40, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 12,671 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 204 active cases in isolation and 356 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 62 (CH: 74), the 14-day notification rate is 185 (CH: 174). In total, 98,179 vaccination doses have so far been administered in Basel-Stadt. 31,086 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination.

Occurrence of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt: Of the 204 active cases, nine residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital. In addition, seven 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, four require intensive care.

The total of 12,671 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 12,265 recoveries, 202 deaths and 204 active cases. There have been 69 new cases of infection since the last bulletin on Tuesday, 18 May 2021. No further people have died of the consequences of Covid-19.

Current status of vaccinations

As of yesterday Thursday, 20 May 2021, a total of 98,179 vaccinations have so far been administered in the vaccination centre, in the hospitals and by the mobile units in the Canton of Basel-Stadt (total for the previous week: 84,373). 31,086 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination (total for the previous week: 25,920).

As of yesterday evening, 37,340 people had pre-registered for vaccination. In addition, a further 48,050 people have a pre-arranged appointment at the vaccination centre.

During the past week (15 to 21/05), 13,375 vaccination appointments were allocated for first vaccinations in the vaccination centre (previous week: 11,200).

The current situation in Basel schools

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

  • 127 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 1 percent.
  • 22 teachers in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 1.2 percent.

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

  • 50 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 1.2 percent.
  • 3 teachers in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.5 percent.

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

  • 18 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.2 percent.
  • 4 teachers in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.4 percent.

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.