Coronavirus daily bulletin: 966 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

08/05/2020 (10:10)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 08:30 on Friday, 8 May 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 966 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

As of 08:30 on Friday, 8 May 2020, there are a total of 966 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is one more than reported on the previous day. Of the 966 positive cases, 874 people, therefore 90 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. 1491 people have tested positive so far (including the 966 Basel cases).

12 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 19 persons are in hospital. Four people in total require intensive care. The other patients are in the normal ward.

Note:
The next bulletin Coronavirus will be published on the coming Monday.

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