MAP: Which Swiss cantons have been most affected by coronavirus?

MAP: Which Swiss cantons have been most affected by coronavirus?
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The coronavirus is continuing to spread throughout Switzerland. These are the most heavily-hit cantons.

This article was updated on May 14th.

All of the 26 cantons in Switzerland have now declared cases of coronavirus. All but two – Obwalden and Appenzell Ausserrhoden – have seen fatalities. 

The latest figures confirms that there have been more than 30,300+ cases and 1,870+ deaths since the outbreak began.

The first death from the virus in Switzerland was confirmed on Thursday, March 5th, a woman in the canton of Vaud. 

UPDATE: What you need to know about the coronavirus crisis in Switzerland

The interactive map below shows which cantons in the country currently have the most cases and fatalities. 

Note: Due to the way in which the virus numbers are reported – sometimes directly via the cantons before requiring centralised approval in Geneva – there can occasionally be discrepancies. 

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According to cantonal figures, 27,100 people have contracted the virus and healed as at May 14th – although as Patrick Mathys, Head of the Crisis Management and International Cooperation Section of FOPH, has said previously, Switzerland itself does not release official figures of those who healed from the virus. 

“With flu, we don't ask ourselves this. It's basically simple: either you die from the coronavirus or you recover.”

And how does Switzerland compare to the rest of Europe?

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