Spread of the corona virus in SwitzerlandCurrent incidence in the week ending 09/24/2022: 64.9 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until September 24th, 2022, a total of 4,067,629 infected people and 13,556 deaths have been reported in Switzerland.
The total of 4,067,629 infected people currently represents 47% of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding September 24th, 2022, was 5,621, for a 7-day incidence of 64.9 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, three people died from (or with) Covid-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.3 percent in Switzerland.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 15.80 million vaccine doses have been administered as of September 4th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 6.09 million people have received at least one vaccination (70.8%). The booster vaccination was received by 4.05 million people (47.1%).
5.72 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Switzerland (= 66.4%).
This means that Switzerland is only in the middle of the field in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 95 countries.
Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Covid19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||179 cm||164 cm|
|Weight||85.5 kg||63.9 kg|
|HIV / Aids||0.01%||0.03%|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Switzerland, 25.5% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
6 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Switzerland is above average and also exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 4.6 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 36,800 physicians in Switzerland, there are about 4.24 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 8 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.