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Old 04.01.2021, 00:55
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Re: BAG COVID Figures

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(3)New Infections
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  • Upto 9.11.20, the numbers for each of the lower age deciles (20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59) exceeded the numbers for the 80+ age decile
  • From 9.11.20 onwards, the numbers for the 80+ age decile are the highest but the trend of a steady increase with decreasing age and the second peak in the 20-29 age decile remains
  • (Note the Bundesrat introduced stricter measures around 28.10.20, about 10 days before the turning point)
The second wave has started in the end of October. Around 2 weeks later the total number of reported deaths in Switzerland have increased sharply and stay up until now (these numbers are not in your graphs).

The most affected age group in the second wave is 80+, this is why you see that from 9.11.20 the numbers of new infections for this age group are the highest. This is because people in this age group die from Covid the most, and because of this they are tested the most and have contributed to the new infections stats the most.

If you look at the new infections and admissions by date, there is a slow decline for all age groups from mid-November until now. I think this shows that the actual second wave Covid spread is slowly going down. This cannot be seen in the numbers of total deaths yet, because these numbers overlap with other reasons of deaths (usually during the winter more deaths are expected, for reasons not related to Covid).
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