In Switzerland, currently more than 25’000 people infected. The number of the actual Coronavirus infections is likely to be, in truth, but five times higher – it is estimated to be 125’000. This is from a study by the prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are derived, such as the “Tages-Anzeiger” has, of all things.

Although Switzerland had not been taken into account in the study, however, the editors have applied the same methodology to calculate the share of the cantons is not identified in the cases and under the supervision of the main author of the study, Timothy Russell.

In the Canton of Ticino, only twelve percent demonstrated

for Example, were, according to the calculation, in Ticino, only twelve percent of the cases, with a Test – approximately every eighth of an infected Person. In the Grisons or the Valais, it is every sixth case.

In Berne, Basel half-cantons, and in the Eastern Swiss cantons, there were almost 30, in Zurich, about 40 percent.

Only at-risk groups tested

As the cantonal differences are possible, does not seem to be quite clear. It is striking that, according to the “Tages-Anzeiger”, however, that the number of unreported cases in cantons with University laboratories, which will allow large-scale Tests, is generally smaller. In addition, the discovery rate in the most affected cantons smaller. The Ticino is the very bottom of the list.

the reason is that The Canton has had to initially limit the limited Tests on the particularly high-risk groups.

Switzerland, a long way from herd immunity

people who have been infected once with the Virus, as immune. If there are enough such people, can not spread the Virus further – in the jargon, the herd immunity is called. According to estimates, would have to be between 30 and 60 percent of the population is immune, to be able to really make a difference. Even then, strict spacing and hygiene measures were still necessary. Only about 80 per cent, it is no longer in need of this.

In Switzerland we are still far away from such a herd immunity, i.e. it is in the “Tages-Anzeiger”. A maximum of ten per cent of the Ticinese population would already be immune in Zurich, it would be even less than one percent. (bra)


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.

protection against Coronavirus

recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:


wash your hands: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer. Don’t sneeze, you Sneeze into the hands, or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow. Handkerchiefs to dispose of properly: paper towels, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. You stay in fever and cough necessarily at home.

contact minimize

Stay home and avoid wherever possible contact with people. You go only in the following exceptional situations, out of the house: the food doctor shopping or pharmacy visit / the home office is for your job not possible / you have to help other people. You keep if possible 2 meters distance to your fellow human beings, for example, in a line or at meetings. Avoid contact with people breathing or have a cough. You avoid public transport. You can be all that is possible to home deliver. Important: No welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands.

stay Informed

Note the local instructions and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. Infoline Coronavirus: 058 463 00 00, 24 hours a day available Info-page of the BAG: bag-coronavirus.

when should the ch one to the doctor?

do not Go out in the symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and contact you immediately – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.


remains The Situation until Further notice. The Federal government informed in regular intervals about the current developments. It applies now more than ever: peace and quiet preserved, and the thing in common to serve.