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

01/12/2020 (14:15)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Tuesday, 01 December 2020, 10.30, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 5508 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 863 active cases in isolation and 522 people in quarantine. The 14-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 678, with that of Switzerland at 642.

There have been 310 new infections (referred to as “active cases”) since last Friday: 78 on Saturday, 92 on Sunday, 56 on Monday and 84 today, Tuesday.

Of the 863 active cases, 120 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital (as of today Tuesday 01 December 2020, 14.00; as of last Friday: 106 residents). In addition, a further 38 people from outside the canton or abroad are in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. 158 people in total are being cared for in a Basel-Stadt hospital, 25 of whom require intensive care.

The total of 5508 infections in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 4565 recoveries, 80 deaths and 863 active cases. Two women and three men aged between 67 and 96 have died as a result of Covid-19 since the last bulletin on Friday. Four died in hospital and a 90-year-old woman died in a nursing home. All of them suffered from pre-existing risk conditions.

Diverse sources of infection

The current sources of infection are diverse, as follows: 2673 new infections were recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 3 November 2020 until 30 November 2020). 45 percent (or 1214 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 (43 per cent) or when meeting with family or friends (10 per cent), at work (16 per cent) or in a nursing home (12 per cent). 82 residents from eleven different nursing homes have currently tested positive.

Please note:

Case numbers continue to be updated every day on the website www.coronavirus.bs.ch.