Coronavirus: Monitoring

You will find here reports on the implementation of measures, and the wellbeing of members of the public and the monitoring of COVID-19 in Swiss hospitals. Monitoring is designed to provide further information of relevance to the progression of the pandemic in addition to the epidemiological data.

Implementation of the measures and the health and wellbeing of the population

The FOPH is observing how members of the public are putting the measures to contain the coronavirus into practice, and how these measures are affecting their health and lives, among other things via the following two projects:

Covid Norms

The Covid Norms project run by the University of Zurich (UZH) is examining among other things the preventive behaviour of the population in Switzerland. It shows how broadly the measures are being implement and the extent to which they are accepted by members of the public.

The project employs various survey tools, co-financed by the FOPH and in some cases drawing on its expertise, to find out about people’s perceptions and attitudes. The findings are published on the Covid Norms website.

Covid-19 Social Monitor

Since the beginning of the pandemic the Covid-19 Social Monitor run by the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences has been gathering data on an ongoing basis:

  • on people’s wellbeing
  • on people’s state of physical and mental health
  • on people’s health related behaviours
  • and on the employment situation among members of the Swiss population.

The FOPH is co-funding the project and providing expertise. For information on the findings, visit the ZHAW website.

Here you will find the interim report for the period from March 2020 to June 2021:  

Monitoring of COVID-19 in Swiss hospitals

Since the beginning of the pandemic, hospitalizations of patients with COVID-19 have been recorded in a hospital sentinel surveillance system (COVID-19 Hospital Based Surveillance CH-SUR) in addition to the mandatory reporting system. The aim of this surveillance is to obtain detailed clinical and epidemiological information on the burden of disease, clinical course such as ICU treatment, risk factors and management of COVID patients. The FOPH, the Institute of Global Health of the University of Geneva and the Infection Control Program of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) are jointly coordinating CH-SUR. This project is financed by the FOPH.

The main results are published in a monthly report in English with a summary in French and German. Below you will find the latest edition and the reports published previously.

Latest edition


Last modification 06.05.2022

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