Coronavirus daily bulletin: 975 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

19/05/2020 (09:45)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 08:30 on Tuesday, 19 May 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 975 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

As of 08:30 on Tuesday, 19 May 2020, there are a total of 975 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is one more than reported on the previous day. Of the 975 positive cases, 916 people, therefore more than 90 percent of it, have recovered. The number of deaths recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt remains unchanged at 50.

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. 1480 people have tested positive so far (including the 975 Basel cases).

Seven 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 twelve persons are in hospital. Three 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.