Coronavirus daily bulletin: 628 confirmed cases in the Canton of Basel-Stadt

31/03/2020 (10:40)
Press release
Department of Health

As of 10.00 on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, the Department of Health Basel-Stadt announced a total of 628 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt, as well as one further death.

As of 10.00 on Tuesday, 31 March 2020, there are a total of 628 positive cases among people living in the Canton of Basel-Stadt. That is 7 more than on the previous day. Of the 628 positive tested cases, 292 people, therefore over 40 percent, have recovered.

The canton of Basel-Stadt announced one more death because of an infection with Covid-19. The deceased man again was in the at-risk group (older than 65 years and a pre-existing condition). He was 71 years old. This brings the number of deaths in the Canton of Basel-Stadt to 16.

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. 1009 people have tested positive so far (including the 628 Basel cases).

82 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 105 persons are in hospital. 15 people in total require intensive care. The other patients are in the normal ward.

Please note that the number of positive cases according to may differ.