Coronavirus daily bulletin: 943 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

28/04/2020 (10:10)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 09:30 on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 943 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as three further deaths.

As of 09:30 on Tuesday, 28 April 2020, there are a total of 943 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is two more as on the previous day. Of the 943 positive cases, 821 people, therefore more than 85 percent of it, have recovered.

Another three persons have died because of a Covid-19 infection in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. The three men all were in the at-risk group (aged over 65 and/or pre-existing condition). They were 89, 83 and 79 years old. This now brings the total number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 49.

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. 1457 people have tested positive so far (including the 943 Basel cases).

21 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 28 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.