Coronavirus daily bulletin: 959 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

05/05/2020 (10:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 09:00 on Tuesday, 5 May 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 959 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

As of 09:00 on Tuesday, 5 May 2020, there are a total of 946 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is one more than reported on the previous day. Of the 959 positive cases, 842 people, therefore more than 85 percent of it, have recovered. The number of deaths recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt remains unchanged at 50.

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. 1481 people have tested positive so far (including the 959 Basel cases).

13 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 21 persons are in hospital. Four 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.