Coronavirus daily bulletin: 718 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

02/04/2020 (11:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 10.00 on Thursday, 02 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 718 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as one further death. Furthermore “Gsünder Basel” and the Department of Health of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are launching a new support offer for the people of Basel.

As of 10.00 on Thursday, 02 March 2020, there are a total of 718 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is 27 more than on the previous day. Of the 718 positive tested cases, 350 people, therefore almost half of it, have recovered.

The canton of Basel-Stadt announced one more death because of an infection with Covid-19. The deceased woman again was in the at-risk group (older than 65 years and a pre-existing condition). He was 92 years old. This brings the number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 19.

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. 1127 people have tested positive so far (including the 718 Basel cases).

95 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are currently being treated in a Basel-Stadt hospital because of a Covid-19 infection. A total of 119 persons are in hospital. 17 people in total require intensive care. The other patients are in the normal ward.

New support offer for the population

“Gsünder Basel” and the Department of Health of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are launching a new support offer for the people of Basel during the coronavirus pandemic. The aim is to improve staying power and to keep people physically and mentally healthy. At the heart of this new offer is the website www.baselzuhause.ch that has been online since Thursday.

Along with information about coronavirus, support offers that are already in place will be announced on the website. Every week there will be as many as ten new courses with exercise and relaxation tuition videos that are available to download for free so that people can join in, as well as new recipes every day and regular tips to banish boredom. People can also subscribe to a weekly newsletter with the latest support offers. This new offer from “Gsünder Basel” and the Department of Health is particularly aimed at pensioners, people who live alone and families with children who are especially affected by the measures taken by the Federal Council to tackle the coronavirus.

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Please note that the number of positive cases according to www.bag.admin.ch may differ.