Coronavirus: the latest numbers

Denis Balibouse/Keystone
This content was published on September 18, 2020 - 17:15
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Here is an overview of the most important Swiss-related coronavirus data and graphs, which are updated automatically.  

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In Switzerland, statistics on the spread of coronavirus come from different sources. Most of the data comes from the 26 cantons, but it is also published once a day by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). For the number of coronavirus-related deaths, FOPH sometimes publishes statistics a few days later than the cantons.  

Until July 8, SWI swissinfo.ch only published consolidated figures that came directly from the cantons. The source for these figures is an interface run by the Statistics Office of Canton Zurich, which meets high standards of data quality and availability. Since July 9, SWI swissinfo.ch once again used the FOPH as the source for the number of confirmed cases, as some cantons no longer publish the figures on a regular basis. The statistics for some cantons may be missing due to a delay in reporting figures to the federal health authorities. (The Swiss health authorities also report data for Liechtenstein. FL refers to Fürstentum Liechtenstein.)

The number of people who have recovered is an estimate based on a formula of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. This in turn is based on various models by researchers and the authorities. Since this is an estimate, the number has been rounded off.

The graphs shown here are updated automatically with the latest statistics. For this reason, the figures may change more than once for a single day. It can also happen that cases are added later and the figures change subsequently.

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The proportion of positive results from the total tests carried out is a good indicator of whether the officially published case numbers are an accurate picture of the overall situation. As long as this proportion does not climb above 5%, the WHO says, then a large proportion of cases are being recorded.

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For an international comparison we use data from Johns Hopkins University. 

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