Coronavirus: Situation in Switzerland

Data and reports on the epidemiological situation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Switzerland’s strategy and coronavirus news can all be found here.

Figures on the coronavirus situation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

On www.covid19.admin.ch you’ll find the key figures on laboratory-confirmed cases, hospitalisations, deaths, tests, vaccinations, relevant virus variants, and hospital capacity.

Weekly report

The weekly report is published every Tuesday afternoon on www.covid19.admin.ch. This report provides an informative overview of the epidemiological situation and trends.  

You can find the weekly COVID-19 Sentinella report here. It complements the weekly report and is updated at midday on Wednesdays.

Previous daily and weekly reports

Deaths in connection with COVID-19

This report provides information and graphs on various statistics relating to deaths. It covers the period from March 2020 to February 2021. You will find statistics, updated on an ongoing basis, at covid19.admin.ch.

Covid-19 management: Switzerland’s strategy

Three-phase model  

Switzerland’s overall strategy for managing the epidemic rests on three pillars: vaccinations, tests and non-pharmaceutical measures. To achieve a normalisation of social and economic life, the Federal Council defined a three-phase model outlining the strategic approach up to the exit from the COVID-19 crisis against the backdrop of increasing vaccination coverage and the introduction of broad and repetitive testing.

Medium-term planning autumn/winter 2021/2022

At its meeting on 30 June, the Federal Council discussed ways of preparing Switzerland for the autumn and winter months and a possible renewed rise in the number of coronavirus cases. It has produced a report setting out various scenarios and its considerations on how to proceed. The focus is on the rapid identification of new variants of concern, continuing the vaccination campaign, ensuring sufficient capacity for testing and contact tracing in the cantons.

Medium-term planning (available in German (PDF, 353 kB, 30.06.2021), French (PDF, 346 kB, 30.06.2021) or Italian (PDF, 341 kB, 30.06.2021))

Strategic basis at federal and cantonal level

The federal government and the cantons have interrelated tasks in the management of COVID-19. This results in a need to coordinate assessments, reconcile measures and define processes. This brief strategy paper sets out to clarify the basic principles governing these issues. The aim is to protect the health of the population in Switzerland and minimise the impact of the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus as far as possible.

COVID-19 management: Strategic bases of the Swiss Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Public Health (GDK) and the FDHA-FOPH (in German (PDF, 768 kB, 22.10.2020) and French (PDF, 779 kB, 22.10.2020))

Monitoring and interim reports 

On the Monitoring page you will find reports on the implementation of measures as well as on the health and wellbeing of the population and other reports.

FOPH COVID-19 Task Force

The FOPH COVID-19 Task Force was disbanded in April 2022. Most of the tasks that the FOPH will continue to assume to manage COVID-19 have been incorporated into the appropriate organisational units. The temporary COVID-19 Coordination Group is expected to ensure overall planning, the flow of information, coordination and harmonisation of all COVID-19 tasks at the FOPH until spring 2023.

Below you will find the minutes of the FOPH COVID-19 Task Force from November 2020 (in German). To avoid influencing ongoing decision-making, minutes are only published a month after each meeting.

Further information

Monitoring

Implementation of the precautionary measures and the economic situation, monitoring of COVID-19 in Swiss hospitals.

Last modification 18.05.2022

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