Data on confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and deaths due to the disease, the epidemiological situation, the search for antibodies, the advisory body, press conferences and news can all be found here.
Confirmed coronavirus infections, deaths, epidemiological situation
12.7.2020, 8am, cases confirmed in Switzerland and the Pricipality of Liechtenstein:
Tested positive for coronavirus: 32,883 people, 85 more than on the previous day
Deaths: 1,686 people
Situation report on the epidemiological situation in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein:
German (PDF, 158 kB, 12.07.2020)
French (PDF, 266 kB, 12.07.2020)
Italian (PDF, 269 kB, 12.07.2020)
The figures published here are based on notifications received early today from laboratories, medical practices and hospitals. They may therefore differ from those communicated by the cantons.
8.7.2020, Weekly report, week 27
Weekly situation report on the epidemiological situation in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein:
German (PDF, 1 MB, 08.07.2020)
French (PDF, 1 MB, 08.07.2020)
Italian (PDF, 1 MB, 08.07.2020)
7.5.2020, 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.
Graphical representation of data
Below you can find links to charts.
The chart showing the development over time is based on the date on which cases were reported. This is generally the date on which the test was conducted. With regard to deaths, it is the date on which the person died. Figures relating to the last two or three days are provisional as there is sometimes a delay in reporting.
Laboratories and medical practices transmit their figures on new cases to us and to the cantonal medical services simultaneously. We update the data daily at 8am. We then evaluate their plausibility and prepare them for publication, which causes a time lag. The figures published may therefore differ from those communicated by other sources.
Evaluations are limited to data sets for which details regarding age, sex and the canton of residence are complete. Data from the Principality of Liechtenstein are excluded. This accounts for the difference in the figures shown in the charts and the figures published above.
The chart shows the geographical distribution of confirmed COVID-19 cases over time.
You can download the basic data behind the charts here:
The graphic shows the geographical distribution of confirmed COVID-19 cases over time.
COVID-19 implementation monitoring
In May 2020 the Confederation and cantons developed a joint implementation monitoring programme. This programme and the evaluation of its findings provide the Federal Council with an important basis for decisions on how to continue, adapt or ease protective measures and recommendations. There are three key questions guiding the monitoring process:
- What is the current spread of the virus?
- What precautionary measures are in place?
- How is the public behaving?
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.
Based on a proposal by Professor Milo Puhan, Head of the Institute of Epidemiology at the University of Zurich, the study aims to establish:
- how many people in Switzerland have already been infected with new coronavirus;
- if having the infection creates immunity from renewed infection;
- if so, how long this immunity lasts.
This will involve testing and examining around 25,000 members of the general public and people in specific professional groups at regular intervals up to October 2020. A blood test determines whether a person has had the virus: the presence of antibodies in the blood indicates that they have.
We are providing funding and expertise for this study. The findings will provide valuable information which will help the cantons and the federal government to determine how to proceed in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, and to decide on a vaccination programme in Switzerland at a later date.
Scientific advisory body
The Confederation has set up a scientific advisory body, the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force. Its members comprise researchers from across the Swiss scientific community. The Task Force is headed by Matthias Egger, president of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). The mandate comes from the Federal Council Coronavirus Crisis Unit KSBC, the FOPH and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI.
Through its work the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force will help to overcome the coronavirus pandemic. It is providing its expertise in the fields of science and research to the relevant political authorities.
Further information can be found on the website of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force.
Managing the coronavirus crisis: federal government wants to involve organisations and groups
The Federal Council Coronavirus Crisis Unit (KSBC) has set up the COVID-19 Civil Society Point of Contact. It offers a platform for exchanges with civil society. Non-profit and politically independent organisations and groups can submit concerns and ideas, which the Point of Contact then gathers and examines.
Aims of the COVID-19 Civil Society Point of Contact:
- Involving civil society in managing the coronavirus crisis
- Facilitating and improving dialogue between the Federal Administration and civil society
- Harnessing the potential of civil society initiatives
- Helping to manage the coronavirus crisis
The Civil Society Point of Contact looks forward to receiving your concerns and ideas. You can find further information and a contact form on the COVID-19 Civil Society Point of Contact website.
Press conference, 9 July, 2.00pm
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14.4.2020 - Staying at home and playing Bunny Madness
27.3.2020 - Evaluation of anonymised data on gatherings
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Last modification 12.07.2020