22% of intensive care hours for COVID-19 patients in Switzerland


Neuchâtel, 05.12.2022 – Almost 43300 hospital admissions in 2021 were for people with a COVID-19 diagnosis, an increase in number compared with 2020 (40893). 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).