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

26/01/2021 (14:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 10:30, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 9188 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 263 active cases in isolation and 605 people in quarantine. The 7-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 106 (CH: 120), the 14-day notification rate is 210 (CH: 291). Over 8700 people in Basel-Stadt have so far received the first dose of the vaccination against coronavirus and over 2600 further individuals have already received two doses of the vaccine. In total over 11400 vaccination doses have so far been administered in Basel-Stadt.

Of the 263 active cases, 38 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital. In addition, 14 people from outside the canton or abroad are being treated in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Of the total of 52 people in hospital, 10 require intensive care. The situation in the cantonal hospitals is at a medium-high level of tension.

The total of 9188 cases of infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 8749 recoveries, 176 deaths and 263 active cases. There have been 92 new cases of infection, and four men and one woman aged between 75 and 93 have died as a result of Covid-19 since the last bulletin on Friday, 22 January 2021. All five people died in hospital.

Information about sources of infection

The current sources of infection have been recorded as follows: 1134 new infections were registered in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 29 December 2020 until 25 January 2021). 57 percent (or 645 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 (52 per cent) or when meeting with family or friends (10 per cent), at work (10 per cent) or in a nursing home (9 per cent). Nine percent said that they had several possible sources of infection. 18 residents from six different nursing homes have currently tested positive. A certain easing of tension can currently be observed in the Basel-Stadt nursing homes.

Please note:

Case numbers continue to be updated every day on the website The latest vaccination figures can be found on the Basel-Stadt data portal.