Nowhere in Switzerland are there more new infections with the corona virus every day than in Geneva. It is now hoped that the new measures will have an effect.
the essentials in brief
- The canton of Geneva recently recorded around 400 new corona infections per day.
- With this value, the people of Geneva are at the top of Switzerland.
- The new measures against the virus are now expected to curb the spread.
In Geneva, the corona situation is causing itself more quickly than in the rest of Switzerland. The canton recently recorded up to 400 new Covid-19 cases per day. The reproduction rate was above the Swiss average. “An end to the increase is not in sight,” said canton doctor Aglaé Tardin on Friday in front of the media.
The number of cases doubles weekly
The number of cases is doubling every week. “This very rapid increase in cases is extremely worrying,” said Adrien Bron pages of the health directorate. However, he pointed out that the number of hospital admissions is not increasing to the same extent.
On Friday, 98 people separated in the canton of Geneva compared to 85 in the previous week. It is clear, however, that the hospitals would be overloaded if the pandemic progresses at this rate, Lange Bron.
Health officials expect the measures announced on Wednesday to slow the rise. But she also emphasizes the importance of the third dose of vaccine for all people over 65 years of age and the nursing staff. They also called for compliance with the hygiene rules, regardless of whether one was vaccinated or not.
The worsening of the situation was of course unfavorable for social events at the end of the year, it said. From a health point of view, it is topical to postpone such events until better times. The canton doctor appealed to the common sense of the population to assess the risks.
Bans or closings are currently out of the question, said Bron. Of course, it cannot be ruled out that, depending on the development of the situation, new measures will be announced.
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