Coronavirus daily bulletin: 846 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

09/04/2020 (11:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 10:00 on Thursday, 09 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 846 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as two further deaths.

As of 10:00 on Thursday, 09 April 2020, there are a total of 846 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is 12 more than on the previous day. Of the 846 positive cases, 572 people, therefore two thirds of it, have recovered.

Another two persons have died because of a Covid-19 infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Again, the two deceased women were both in the at-risk group (aged over 65 and with a pre-existing condition). They were 85 and 90 years old. This now brings the total number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 33.

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. 1312 people have tested positive so far (including the 846 Basel cases).

74 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 93 persons are in hospital. 13 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.