22% of intensive care hours for COVID-19 patients

Neuchâtel, 05.12.2022 - Almost 43 300 hospital admissions in 2021 were for people with a COVID-19 diagnosis, an increase in number compared with 2020 (40 893). Over the two years 2020 and 2021, these admissions accounted for 3% of all hospitalisations, but for 22% of hours spent in intensive care. 11% of people admitted with this diagnosis died in hospital. Furthermore, from March to December 2021, around 1400 people were admitted to hospital with a diagnosis of adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccines. These are some of the results of the latest publication from the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

This press release and further information on the topic can be found on the FSO website (see link below).

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Jean-François Marquis, FSO, Health services section, tel.: +41 58 463 67 54, email: jeanfrancois.marquis@bfs.admin.ch


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