According to the BAG, the seven-day average of confirmed infections has been falling continuously for around a week. The deaths stagnated in the same period with an average of around seven victims per day, while hospital admissions on a seven-day average have also steadily decreased since the end of August.
The occupancy rate of the intensive care units in the hospitals is currently 77.3 percent. On Wednesday a week ago it was 78.7 percent. 31.3 percent of the available beds are currently occupied by Covid 19 patients. This means that their share has also decreased slightly compared to the previous week.
Seven patients are waiting for repatriation
From the beginning of September until Monday, around a third of the available beds were occupied by Covid 19 patients. Their share in intensive care units is significantly higher in the canton of Solothurn with 76.5 percent, in the canton of Thurgau with 59.3 percent and in the canton of Zug with 50 percent.
There are currently seven patients abroad waiting to be returned to an intensive care unit in Switzerland. Two of them are classified as urgent by the Army’s Coordinated Medical Service (KSD). Since September 9th, this has been the national coordination office responsible for examining the assistance companies’ relocation applications for patients from abroad.
Among other things, four of the patients are not yet fit for transport, and one person is not considered to be urgent to be returned. Two of those affected were waiting in the Balkans to be transferred to a Swiss intensive care unit, the other five in other holiday countries on the Mediterranean.
53 percent vaccinated
Nine patients were repatriated between September 9 and 14. The Assistance companies originally reported 23 people to KSD who would have been dependent on intensive treatment in Switzerland, 52 percent of them because of a corona disease. 53.03 percent of the Swiss population are now fully vaccinated. That is 4,584,229 people. Another 7.6 percent or 660,392 people received a first dose.
For every 100,000 inhabitants, 397.93 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus infections were reported in the past two weeks. The reproduction number R, which indicates the average number of people infected by an infected person, was 1.04 12 days ago. According to the BAG, 18,600 people were in isolation and 19,751 people were in quarantine due to the contact tracing. (SDA / bra)