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MAPS: Where in Switzerland are the highest and lowest Covid rates?

The Local Switzerland
The Local Switzerland - [email protected] • 23 Apr, 2021 Updated Fri 23 Apr 2021 14:59 CEST
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Some Swiss cantons have been hit much harder by the pandemic than others. Photo: Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

Although health officials said this week that the epidemiological situation in Switzerland “remains fragile”, the latest figures show that the worst of the pandemic is contained in just one canton.

As the colour-coded map from the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) indicates, the canton of Uri has been most impacted by the pandemic in the past 14 days , with over 1,032 infections per 100,000 people.

That is well above the national average of 331,77 contaminations per 100,000.

On the other hand, the French-speaking cantons of Geneva and Vaud, the traditional infection hotspots, have been doing better, although their rates —476,86 and 394,11 cases per 100,000, respectively — exceed the national average.

The lowest rate (167,41/100,000) is found in Appenzell Innerrhoden.

This link shows the contamination rates per canton in the past two weeks.

When it comes to the number of coronavirus-related hospitalisations, Uri is again in the lead, with 49,04 cases per 100,000, which exceeds by far the national average of 9,18 / 100,000.

Here too, Appenzell Innerrhoden has the lowest rate: 0 hospitalisations in the past 14 days.


The situation in the rest of the country can be seen here.

Not surprisingly, given the above numbers, Uri also has the highest rate of Covid-related deaths — 16,35 / 100,000. The national average is 0,91 /100,000.

Eight cantons — Nidwalden, Obwalden, Zug, St. Gallen, the two Appenzells, Glarus, and Graubünden — have not registered any coronavirus deaths in the past two weeks.

Here are the figures for other cantons.

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The Local Switzerland 2021/04/23 14:59

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