Coronavirus bulletin: Current case numbers in Basel-Stadt – general decision for Steinenvorstadt lifted

25/06/2021 (14:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Friday, 25 June 2021, 10.30, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 12,956 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 33 active cases in isolation and 194 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 7 (CH: 8), the 14-day notification rate is 19 (CH: 26). In total, 176,091 vaccination doses have so far been administered in Basel-Stadt. 71,942 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination. With the forthcoming summer holidays in mind, the Department of Health points to some useful links concerning foreign travel. Plus, the general decision of the Department of Health concerning general compulsory mask wearing and a ban on eating and drinking in Steinenvorstadt will be lifted tomorrow Saturday, 26 June 2021.

Occurrence of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt: Of the 33 active cases, seven residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital. In addition, four people from outside the canton or abroad are being treated in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Of the total of eleven people in hospital, three require intensive care.

The total of 12,956 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 12,718 recoveries, 205 deaths and 33 active cases. There have been six new cases of infection since the last bulletin on Tuesday, 22 June 2021. No further people have died of the consequences of Covid-19.

Last Wednesday, the Federal Council passed further relaxations to begin on 26 June 2021. In view of this, the general decision of the Department of Health concerning general compulsory mask wearing and a ban on consumption of food and beverages outdoors in Steinenvorstadt is also being lifted on Saturday, 26 June 2021 (see today’s news report: Department of Health of the Canton of Basel-Stadt lifts general decision in Steinenvorstadt). The Department of Health ordered this cantonal general decision on 19 April 2021 and extended it on 28 May until 30 June 2021. It is now being lifted in line with Swiss-wide relaxations.

Current status of vaccinations

 As of yesterday Thursday, 24 June 2021, a total of 176,091 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: 162,143). 71,942 people have been fully vaccinated with the first and second vaccination (total for the previous week: 65,714).

As of yesterday evening, 8,897 people had pre-registered for vaccination.

For the current week (21/06 to 27/06), 15,832 vaccination appointments were allocated in the vaccination centre (previous week: 14,060).

The current situation in Basel schools

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

  • 49 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.4 percent.
  • 6 teachers in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.3 percent.

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

  • 4 pupils in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.1 percent.
  • No teachers in quarantine or self-isolation.

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

  • 1 pupil in quarantine or self-isolation, corresponding to 0.01 percent.
  • No teachers in quarantine or self-isolation.

Useful links for holidays abroad

With the forthcoming summer holidays in mind, the Department of Health would like to point out that the currently much discussed Covid Certificates are intended for foreign travel and should be EU-compatible from the beginning of July. However, they do not guarantee entry into other countries. As the regulations differ from country to country and can change at short notice, people wishing to travel are requested to find out about the exact travelling conditions themselves from the Federal Office of Public Health (Travel Abroad and Global Statistics) and from the authorities of the destination country or the airline.

Travellers must also follow the rules for returning to Switzerland. Information is also available on the Federal Government’s web page on entry into Switzerland. The website mentioned will be updated again when the latest Federal Council decisions come into effect tomorrow, Saturday, 26 June 2021. If the destination country is on the FOPH list of risk countries, the individuals concerned must go into quarantine upon their return. The status of the destination country when the individuals return to Switzerland determines whether they have to go into quarantine, not the status of the destination country when their journey began.

Please note: 
The rhythm of delivery of data about hospitalisations in connection with Covid-19 is being adjusted and data will only be delivered from Monday to Friday in future. This adjustment is due to the current Covid-19 situation and the falling number of Covid-19 patients requiring hospitalisation. Hospitalisation figures that were recorded on Saturday and Sunday will now be recorded in the system on Mondays and then published.

All other figures will 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.

New statistics about mass testing in establishments and schools are also available on the Basel-Stadt data portal.