Coronavirus daily bulletin: 923 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

17/04/2020 (10:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 09:00 on Friday, 17 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 923 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

As of 09:00 on Friday, 17 April 2020, there are a total of 923 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is six more than on the previous day. Of the 923 positive cases, 720 people, therefore over three fourths of it, have recovered. 

The number of deaths recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt remains unchanged at 37.

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. Around 1424 people have tested positive so far (including the 923 Basel cases).

50 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 68 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.