Coronavirus – Switzerland – In Switzerland and Liechtenstein, 18,423 new coronavirus infections were reported to the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) within 24 hours on Wednesday. At the same time, the BAG registered 15 new deaths and 174 hospital admissions.
On the same day a week ago, the BAG had received reports of 21,032 confirmed new infections, 120 hospital admissions and 10 deaths. The number of cases fell by 12.4 percent within a week. Hospital admissions increased by 45 percent compared to the previous week.
There are currently a total of 599 people in intensive care in the hospitals. The utilization of the intensive care units is currently 71.00 percent. 18.10 percent of the available beds are occupied by Covid-19 patients.
In the past two weeks, 2,682.27 work-confirmed coronavirus infections were reported per 100,000 inhabitants. The reproduction number R, which indicates how many people an infected person infects on average, was 0.78 on February 11.
68.84 percent of the Swiss population are fully vaccinated. Another 1.23 percent received a first dose. Of the population aged 12 and over, 77.98 percent are vaccinated. In addition, 41.34 percent of the general population and 75.83 percent of those over 65 have received a so-called booster vaccination.
In the past 24 hours, 53,288 new corona tests have been reported to the BAG. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 2,729,941 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with the coronavirus, 46,111 people have had to be treated in hospital and 12,677 people have died in connection with Covid-19 disease.
According to the BAG, there are currently 53,093 people in isolation who have tested positive for the coronavirus.