Coronavirus: Tuesday bulletin on the case numbers in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

10/11/2020 (14:30)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 09.00, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 3363 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 759 active cases in isolation and 626 people in quarantine. The 14-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 565.

There have been 287 new infections (referred to as “active cases”) since Friday: 76 on Saturday, 72 on Sunday, 43 on Monday and 96 today, Tuesday.

Of the 759 active cases, 80 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital (as of Tuesday 10 November 2020, 14.00; as of last Friday: 52 residents). In addition, a further 39 people from outside the canton or abroad are in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. 119 people in total are being cared for in a Basel-Stadt hospital, 24 of whom require intensive care.

626 people from Basel are in quarantine, while the number of people in quarantine after returning from travelling is decreasing sharply and is still at 35 as of today. The total of 3363 infections in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 2548 recoveries, 56 deaths and 759 active cases.

Diverse sources of infection

The current sources of infection are diverse, as follows: 1831 new infections were recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 13 October 2020 until 09 November 2020). 28 percent (or 511 cases) of the new infections could be attributed to known or suspected sources of infection. Most people became infected within their family (39 percent) or when meeting family or friends (8 percent), during leisure time (18 percent), at work (17 percent), as well as on aeroplanes or when travelling (4 percent). The figures for infections acquired during travel are falling continuously. These infections now only make up a small part of new infections.

As case numbers increase, there have also been Covid-19 infections in nursing home residents. 26 residents in nine different nursing homes have currently tested positive.

Formal adjustment based on federal law

On 23 October 2020 the cantonal physician ordered restaurants, bars and clubs to close between 23.00 and 06.00, from Saturday 24 October 2020. Since this situation is now regulated as standard across Switzerland by federal law, there is no longer any need to regulate this area with a general decision in the Canton of Basel-Stadt in order to protect public health. The cantonal physician is therefore revoking the order of 23 October 2020. The revocation of 9 November 2020 is considered to have been published with this press release.

Please note:

Case numbers continue to be updated every day on the website

Covid-19 order (PDF, 1,059,443 bytes)