Coronavirus daily bulletin: 936 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

24/04/2020 (10:00)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 09:15 on Friday, 24 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 936 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as one further death.

As of 09:15 on Friday, 24 April 2020, there are a total of 936 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is five more than on the previous day. Of the 936 positive cases, 800 people, therefore more than 80 percent of it, have recovered.

Another person has died because of a Covid-19 infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Deceased has a 79-year-old man with pre-existing conditions. This now brings the total number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 46.

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. 1448 people have tested positive so far (including the 936 Basel cases).

27 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 40 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.