Coronavirus daily bulletin: 834 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt
Department of Health
As of 10:00 on Wednesday, 08 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 834 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as three further deaths.
As of 10:00 on Wednesday, 08 April 2020, there are a total of 834 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is 21 more than on the previous day. Of the 834 positive cases, 535 people, therefore over 60 percent of it, have recovered.
Another three persons have died because of a Covid-19 infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Again, the two deceased women and the deceased man were all in the at-risk group (aged over 65 and with a pre-existing condition). They were 98,85 and 83 years old. This now brings the total number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 31.
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 1293 people have tested positive so far (including the 834 Basel cases).
83 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 99 persons are in hospital. 14 people in total require intensive care. The other patients are in the normal ward.
The Department of Health Basel-Stadt advises that if people experience symptoms of another serious illness or condition, such as a heart attack, they should go straight to the hospital emergency ward. This is to prevent people who may be suffering from a heart attack remaining at home longer than they would do under normal circumstances and waiting for their condition to worsen. In an emergency, the best option is to call an ambulance by dialling 144 (refer to the leaflet “Clever entscheiden im Notfall” in the appendix).
Please note that the number of positive cases according to www.bag.admin.ch may differ.
Leaflet “Clever entscheiden im Notfall” (in German)