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2205 new infections in Switzerland

The positivity rate for the past two weeks for rapid PCR and antigen tests was 7.4 percent. In the same period, 306.3 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus infections were reported per 100,000 inhabitants.

The reproduction number R, which indicates the average number of people infected by an infected person, was 1.14 around ten days ago. The utilization of the intensive care units in the hospitals is currently 72.1 percent. 25.5 percent of the available beds are occupied by Covid 19 patients.

A total of 2,427,250 vaccine doses had been delivered to the cantons and Liechtenstein by the evening before yesterday. Of these, 1,966,485 doses were administered. 732,812 people are already fully vaccinated.

In the past 24 hours, 32,312 new corona tests were reported to the BAG. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 6,538,153 tests for Sars-CoV-2, the causative agent of the respiratory disease Covid-19, have been carried out in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, according to the FOPH. There were a total of 632,399 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with the coronavirus.

So far, 42,169 cases of the mutated variants of the coronavirus have been discovered in Switzerland. 16,544 related to the British variant (B.1.1.7), 245 to the South African (B.1.351) and 13 to the Brazilian (P.1). 25367 cases could not be clearly assigned to any variant.

So far, 26,374 people have had to be treated in hospital for a Covid 19 disease. The number of deaths related to Covid-19 disease was 9,869.

According to the BAG, 17’070 people were in isolation and 29’784 people were in quarantine due to the contact tracing. In addition, there were 6,081 people in quarantine who had returned from a risk country.

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