Coronavirus: Situation in Switzerland

Data and reports on the epidemiological situation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, press conferences and coronavirus news can all be found here.

Press conference, 20 January 2021, 2pm

Epidemiological situation in Switzerland and Liechtenstein

For key figures of laboratory-confirmed cases, hospitalisations, deaths, tests, Re values, hospital capacity and contact tracing (isolation and quarantine) visit

The Re values are also updated at weekends and on public holidays. We publish the current key figures for the other indicators from Monday to Friday (with the exception of public holidays).

COVID-19 management: 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 over the months to come. 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 population’s mobility behaviour, the monitoring of precautionary measures, the economic situation and compliance monitoring.

Interim report regarding the new coronavirus in Switzerland and in the Principality of Liechtenstein

The report sets out the general epidemiological situation and the impact of the measures taken by the government with regard to the new coronavirus. It is being released to coincide with the first phase of measures being eased.

COVID-19: Epidemiological interim report, dated 27 April 2020, available in German (PDF, 1 MB, 07.05.2020); French (PDF, 1 MB, 07.05.2020) or Italian (PDF, 1 MB, 07.05.2020)

Search for antibodies

How many people in Switzerland have already had the new coronavirus? Does having the infection and recovering from it mean you are then immune? A national study by the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+), a network comprising 12 Swiss universities, has launched a national study to find the answers to these questions.

It is based on a proposal by Professor Milo Puhan, Head of the Institute of Epidemiology at the University of Zurich. In the course of the study, up to October 2020, around 25,000 members of the general public and people in specific professional groupswere tested and examined.

We are providing funding and expertise for this study.


Scientific advisory body

The Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force (SN-STF) serves as a scientific advisory body to the federal government. Its members are researchers from across the entire university landscape. The SN-STF contributes to efforts to manage the coronavirus pandemic by making its scientific and research expertise available to the political authorities responsible.

The task force is headed by Professor Martin Ackermann (ETH Zurich and Eawag) together with a steering committee comprising Professor Manuel Battegay (University of Basel), Professor Monika Bütler (University of St. Gallen) and Professor Samia Hurst (University of Geneva).

The SN-STF has been mandated by the Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) and the FOPH.

Further information may be found on the website of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force.

Further information


Current reports on the population’s mobility behaviour, implementation of the precautionary measures and the economic situation.

Last modification 21.01.2021

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