Coronavirus: Friday bulletin on case numbers in Basel-Stadt

20/11/2020 (14:15)
Press release
Department of Health

As of Friday, 20 November 2020, 09.30, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt had recorded a total of 4505 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic, 1018 active cases in isolation and 732 people in quarantine. The 14-day notification rate per 100,000 residents is 727.

There have been 354 new infections (referred to as “active cases”) since Tuesday: 139 on Wednesday, 105 on Thursday and 110 today, Friday.

Of the 1018 active cases, 100 residents of the Canton of Basel-Stadt are in hospital (as of Friday 20 November 2020, 14.00; as of last Tuesday: 101 residents). In addition, a further 48 people from outside the canton or abroad are in hospital in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. 148 people in total are being cared for in a Basel-Stadt hospital, 26 of whom require intensive care.

732 people from Basel are in quarantine, while the number of people in quarantine after returning from travelling is decreasing sharply and is still at 10 as of today. The total of 4505 infections in the Canton of Basel-Stadt since the start of the pandemic consists of 3424 recoveries, 63 deaths and 1018 active cases. Five deaths have been confirmed since the last bulletin on Tuesday. Two women and two men aged 70, 84, 85 and 95 died in hospital, and a 90-year-old lady died in a nursing home. All of these cases suffered from pre-existing risk conditions.

Diverse sources of infection

The current sources of infection are diverse, as follows: 2601 new infections were recorded in the Canton of Basel-Stadt during the past four weeks (period from 23 October 2020 until 19 November 2020). 36 percent (or 925 cases) of the new infections could be attributed to known or suspected sources of infection. Most of them caught the infection from their own family (43 per cent) or when meeting with family or friends (10 per cent), at work (16 per cent) or during recreational activities (8 per cent).

Please note:

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