Coronavirus daily bulletin: 909 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

15/04/2020 (10:40)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 10:00 on Wednesday, 15 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 909 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as two further deaths.

As of 10:00 on Wednesday, 15 April 2020, there are a total of 909 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is ten more than on the previous day. Of the 909 positive cases, 682 people, therefore over 70 percent of it, have recovered.

Another two persons have died because of a Covid-19 infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Again, the deceased woman and the deceased man were both in the at-risk group (aged over 65 and with a pre-existing condition). They were 84 and 65 years old. This now brings the total number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 36.

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. 1401 people have tested positive so far (including the 909 Basel cases).

58 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 80 persons are in hospital. Seven 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.