Switzerland has 12,598 additional cases of coronavirus on Wednesday in 24 hours, a record since the start of the pandemic, according to figures from the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP). There are 34 additional deaths and 113 patients were hospitalized.
During the last 24 hours, the results of 76,147 tests have been transmitted. The positivity rate is 16.54%.
The Omicron variant corresponds to 3.6% of the coronavirus variants sequenced or examined in laboratories over the past seven days. Only a small proportion of the cases identified in Switzerland are subject to sequencing. It is carried out in particular on coronavirus patients from a southern African country and on the relatives of these people.
Over the last 14 days, the total number of infections is 115,106, or 1,321.64 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. The reproduction rate, which has a delay of ten days, is 1.2. Covid-19 patients occupy 30.5% of available places in intensive care, with an occupancy rate of 81.7%.
Two-thirds fully vaccinated
In addition, 66.17% of the country’s population is fully vaccinated, and 36.58% of people aged 65 and over have already received a booster dose.
Since the start of the pandemic, 1,090,906 cases of Covid-19 contamination have been confirmed in the laboratory out of a total of 13,341,599 tests carried out in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The total number of deaths is 11,326 and the number of people hospitalized is 36,404.
The country also counts 56,375 people in isolation and 38,919 individuals among their contacts have been quarantined.