Coronavirus daily bulletin: 771 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

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

As of 10:15 on Saturday, 04 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 771 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as three further deaths.

As of 10:15 on Saturday, 04 April 2020, there are a total of 771 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is 23 more than on the previous day whereupon 10 of it are again based on an additional report. Hence the effective increase is 13 cases. Of the 771 positive cases, 434 people, therefore over the half of it, have recovered.

Another three persons have died because of a Covid-19 infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Again, the deceased man (85) and the two deceased women (85 and 83) were in the at-risk group (aged over 65 and with a pre-existing condition). This now brings the total number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 24.

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. Around 1196 people have tested positive so far (including the 771 Basel cases).

91 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 112 persons are in hospital. 16 people in total require intensive care. The other patients are in the normal ward.

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