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

13/11/2020 (14:10)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Friday, 13 November 2020, 11.00, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 3751 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 916 active cases in isolation and 669 people in quarantine. The 14-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 648.

There have been 388 new infections (referred to as “active cases”) since Tuesday: 95 on Wednesday, 150 on Thursday and 143 today, Friday.

Of the 916 active cases, 84 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital (as of Friday 13 November 2020, 14.00; as of last Tuesday: 80 residents). In addition, a further 46 people from outside the canton or abroad are in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. 130 people in total are being cared for in a Basel-Stadt hospital, 24 of whom require intensive care.

669 people from Basel are in quarantine, while the number of people in quarantine after returning from travelling is decreasing sharply and is still at 30 as of today. The total of 3751 infections in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 2779 recoveries, 56 deaths and 916 active cases.

Diverse sources of infection

The current sources of infection are diverse, as follows: 2096 new infections were recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 16 October 2020 until 12 November 2020). 30 percent (or 621 cases) of the new infections could be attributed to known or suspected sources of infection. Most people became infected within their family (43 percent) or when meeting family or friends (9 percent), during leisure time (14 percent), at work (17 percent), as well as on aeroplanes or when travelling (3 percent).

We will report on the situation in nursing homes again next Tuesday.

Please note:

Case numbers continue to be updated every day on the website www.coronavirus.bs.ch.