Coronavirus daily bulletin: 978 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

29/05/2020 (13:35)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 10.00 on Friday, 29 May 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 978 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, and therefore two new confirmed infections.

The 978 infections are made up of 923 recoveries, 50 deaths and five active cases in isolation (+ 2), of which two are in hospital. Three people (+ 3) are currently in quarantine. The number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt has remained unchanged at 50 since 30 April 2020.

Two new cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

As of 10.00 on Friday, 29 May 2020, there are 978 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. There have therefore been two new confirmed cases since yesterday. Both cases occurred in a primary school class and in a nursery class at the Isaak Iselin school site. The girl and the boy are brother and sister. The other family members were placed under quarantine. This will now also apply to the two affected classes. Cantonal physician Thomas Steffen: “We don’t know where the infection came from and, in the interests of health and safety at the school and the nursery, we do not want to relax too early. “For that reason, we have decided to pronounce quarantine for the affected classes and individual teachers, as well as for the other family members of the siblings.” Around 70 people (children, at least one parent, two nursery teachers, other teachers and specialists, subject to clarification) will go into quarantine from today up to and including Friday, 5 June 2020. The medical services of the Department of Health Basel-Stadt will be contacting the parents of children from both classes and other necessary people, from this afternoon.

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. 1485 people (+ 3) have tested positive so far (including the 978 Basel cases).

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