The number of in Switzerland and Liechtenstein proven Corona-infections has increased, according to the Federal within a day to 975 cases to 20’278. According to the BAG-man Daniel cook 435 patients, and patients need to be ventilated artificially.

The number of deaths reported to the Federal office of public health 540. The age range of the deceased was 32 to 101 years. According to the chef only but groove per cent of them are under 65 years of age, the mean age was 83 years.

Many with pre-existing conditions

97 percent of the deaths suffered before at least one pre-existing condition. The three most frequently mentioned pre-existing conditions were hypertension (69 percent), heart disease (55 per cent) and Diabetes (29 percent).

The number of Tests carried out on Covid-19 is to date, a total of approximately 153’of 440, of which the result was at 15 per cent, of the cases positive. Reliable Figures for unreported cases could not call it cooking still.

No masks-recommendation

He repeated the call to stay at home and gatherings of people to avoid urgent. The only way the spread could be contained. The blanket mask wearing chef holds nothing. “If that would be enough, we would have arranged it a long time ago,” he said.

A lack of masks, there is not currently. According to cook, around 90 million hygiene masks in the warehouse, as well as more than 4 million special masks that protect against viruses are in Switzerland. In hospitals and healthcare facilities up to two million masks per day are consumed.

“don’t Go to late for the doctor”

more and more hospitals to sign up to work – because there is, in spite of the Corona is not always enough patients. Apparently, many sufferers avoid the doctor. Thus, the cases of heart had decreased attacks, such as hospitals reports.

Daniel cook calls the patient to seek late medical help. In particular, in the case of children is applicable – here, the hospitals would feel a great restraint. Children, cooking, could have very serious diseases. “Do not go too late to the doctor,” says cook. “And you don’t move the vaccinations for the children!”

Almost 5000 soldiers for seven years

In the fight against the Coronavirus now have 4900 members of the army assistant service. In fact, the use of only 1300 are currently. 4000 Deployed in the medical troops. According to Brigadier Raynald Droz, there is still a Reserve of 1000 people. Around 600 members of the army are also supporting the border guard or be used for message protection.

Droz had a good news for poor families: Since the 1. April, be granted in duly justified cases, individual holidays. In addition, the army members will receive starting in mid-April, two days holiday every two weeks – “if the Situation allows,” as Droz has just stated. So far, no holidays had been provided.

More than 60 billion for the economy

The corona-crisis leads to an Explosion of short-time work applications: – Friday night was signed for 1.3 million employees in short-time work. This corresponds, according to the state Secretary for economic Affairs, a quarter of all employees in Switzerland. “This shows the large importance of the uncertainty in the company”, said Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch.

The Federal government was doing everything but, in order to lessen the impact. In total, he completed more than 60 billion Swiss francs to help the economy. (SDA/sf)


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.