Coronavirus daily bulletin: 794 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

05/04/2020 (10:45)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 10:15 on Sunday, 05 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 794 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as two further deaths.

As of 10:15 on Sunday, 05 April 2020, there are a total of 794 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is 23 more than on the previous day. Of the 794 positive cases, 460 people, therefore nearly 60 percent, have recovered.

Another two persons have died because of a Covid-19 infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. The two men were 71 and 59 years old and suffered both from a pre-existing condition. This now brings the total number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 26.

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 1230 people have tested positive so far (including the 794 Basel cases).

84 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 106 persons are in hospital. 15 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.