New corona-virus: Situation in Switzerland
Data on confirmed cases of corona-virus 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.

Epidemiological situation in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein: Key figures and reports
Graphical representation of data
Monitoring and interim report
SwissCovid app and contact tracing, vaccine against Covid-19, search for antibodies, scientific advisory body
News, links, press releases

Epidemiological situation in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein
A meaningful overview of the epidemiological situation and trends is provided by the Weekly Analytical Situation Report
It is published every Thursday morning.

15.10.2020, 8am New* Total
Laboratory-confirmed cases 2,613 71,317
Hospitalizations 41 5,208
Deaths 2 1,818
COVID-19 tests 19,750 1,556,475

The following data are available from 18 cantons and the Principality of Liechtenstein. The figures are updated at least every Wednesday and Friday.

Contact Tracing
People in isolation 5,279
Of whom contacts in quarantine 11,066
Additional people in quarantine after arrival in Switzerland 14,741

Daily report
The number of newly registered cases in 72 hours over the weekend corresponds with the number of cases reported during this period.
As before, the cases are displayed by case date in the graph for the past 4 weeks, so that an evaluation of the weekend figures to the day is possible with a few days delay.

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.

Since calendar week 25 (second quarter of 2020), weekly reports on the epidemiological situation have also been published.

Monitoring and interim report
On the Monitoring page you will find current reports on the population’s mobility behavior, the monitoring of precautionary measures and the economic situation. The reports to date on compliance monitoring are similarly posted there.
Interim report regarding the new corona virus 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 corona virus. It is being released to coincide with the first phase of measures being eased.

SwissCovid app and contact tracing, vaccine against Covid-19, search for antibodies, scientific advisory body
SwissCovid app and contact tracing
Contact tracing is used to identify people who have been in close contact with persons who have been infected with the coronavirus. The SwissCovid app supports this process: it establishes whether we have been in close physical contact with an infected person. In this way, we can break the chains of transmission.

Vaccine against Covid-19
Intensive research on vaccines is being conducted around the world. The federal government is holding talks with various vaccine manufacturers with a view to concluding agreements and ensuring Switzerland has access to a vaccine.

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 corona-virus pandemic, and to decide on a vaccination programme in Switzerland at a later date.

Scientific advisory body
The ‘Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force’ (SN-STF) is a scientific advisory body set up by the Confederation. Its members comprise researchers from across the Swiss scientific community. Through its work, the SN-STF is helping to overcome the coronavirus pandemic. It is providing its expertise in the fields of science and research to the relevant political authorities.

Since 1 August 2020, the Task Force has been headed by Martin Ackermann, expert in microbiology at the ETH Zurich and Eawag. The present head, Matthias Egger, is continuing to act as an expert for the SN-STF.

The SN-STF receives its mandate from the Federal Council’s Coronavirus Crisis Unit (KSBC), the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innvoation (SERI).

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

All news Links Press releases
11.9.2020: Adjustment of threshold values of the SwissCovid App

2.9.2020: Large-scale events possible again under strict conditions

5.8.2020: List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection as at 8 August 2020

23.7.2020: SwissCovid app: 2 million downloads

13.7.2020: Salt, Sunrise and Swisscom to send text about the SwissCovid app

29.6.2020: FOPH Infochannel on WhatsApp

25.6.2020: SwissCovid app available from 25 June

15.6.2020: Border re-openings as of 15 June
5.6.2020: Focus on contact tracing, campaign colour changes to blue

4.6.2020: Public security test and pilot phase for the SwissCovid app – first results available

28.5.2020: Public security test for the SwissCovid app

30.4.2020: Pink – the new colour of the public awareness campaign – indicates that further restrictions are being eased

21.4.2020: Keep up the good work – our motivational video

14.4.2020: Staying at home and playing Bunny Madness

9.4.2020: Online-game «Bunny Madness: Stay at home – Don’t get caught!»

27.3.2020: Evaluation of anonymised data on gatherings
Downloads in various languages
Information campaign ‘Protect yourself and others’: posters, videos and instructions in different languages, incl. those of Switzerland’s migrant population


COVID-19 vaccine: Swiss federal government signs agreement with AstraZeneca

The Swiss Confederation joins the COVAX initiative for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines

“Go on and do it!” – FOPH campaign enters a new phase

Further information

Easy-to-read language
Rules and prohibitions of the Federal Council, information about the corona virus, when you have to stay at home

Sign language
The rules and prohibitions of the Federal Council, information about the corona virus, when you have to stay at home

Measures and ordinances
Measures, easing of measures, conditions for reopening, permitted events or activities, still prohibited, criminal provisions, explanations