Spread of COVID-19 in SwitzerlandCurrent incidence in the week ending 02/06/2023: 9.7 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until February 6th, 2023, a total of 4,386,556 infected people and 13,922 deaths have been reported in Switzerland.
The total of 4,386,556 infected people currently represents 50.69 percent of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding February 6th, 2023, was 840, for a 7-day incidence of 9.7 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, twelve 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 16.72 million vaccine doses have been administered as of January 22nd, 2023. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. There are 6.10 million people who have received at least one vaccination (70.8 percent). The booster vaccination was received by 4.97 million people (57.7 percent).
5.72 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Switzerland (= 66.5 percent).
This means that Switzerland is only in the middle of the field in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 101 countries.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infections and deaths by country can be found on our COVID-19 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 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 percent of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
The number of underweight newborns is 6 percent.
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 1,000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 36,900 physicians in Switzerland, there are about 4.24 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1,000 inhabitants and in the EU is 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.