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|2020 coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic in Liechtenstein|
Map of regions with suspected coronavirus cases (as of 4 March)
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Arrival date||3 March 2020 |
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Liechtenstein in early March 2020. With total population of 38,749 (as of 31 December 2019), in 29 March infection rate is 1 case per 645 inhabitants.
On February 11, the government of Liechtenstein set up a "new coronavirus 2019-nCoV" staff, which, under the chairmanship of the government councilor Mauro Pedrazzini, will monitor developments related to the new coronavirus and coordinate necessary measures for Liechtenstein. On February 26, the government announced that the country was already preparing extensively for possible coronavirus cases, although there have so far been no confirmed reports. On February 27, the government announced that the first two suspected cases in Liechtenstein had been tested negatively. In addition, the population was made aware of various information pages on the novel corona virus.
On 3 March, the first case was reported in the country with a young man who had contact with an infected person in Switzerland. He developed symptoms and turned himself to the state hospital where he was confirmed to have the new virus. He is currently being isolated at the state hospital.
On March 16, the government of Liechtenstein imposed or announced considerable restrictions on social life in Liechtenstein, such as restrictive event rules and bans on entertainment and leisure activities to slow the spread of the corona virus in the country. On March 17 (general ban on events and further closings) and on March 20 (further reduction of social contacts), the measures were tightened again by the government.
On March 21, the Liechtenstein State Police announced that three police officers were currently tested positive for the corona virus. All were in quarantine. By March 21, a total of 44 people living in Liechtenstein had tested positive for the corona virus.
On March 23, 51 positive corona cases from Liechtenstein were reported. The government also announced that it would increase the number of hospital beds in Liechtenstein and set up a new test facility.
On March 25, a total of 53 people living in Liechtenstein had tested positive for the corona virus.
The government of Liechtenstein reports on its website in daily notifications about the number of cases in the country that have been reported:
Infections (cumulative) in Liechtenstein
Infections (new cases) in Liechtenstein
The following tests were carried out on suspected cases of COVID 19 on the basis of communications from the Government of Liechtenstein:
|Date||Accomplished tests (cumulative)||Tests per 10,000 people|
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