COVID-19 pandemic in Liechtenstein

The COVID-19 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 472 inhabitants.

COVID-19 pandemic in Liechtenstein
COVID-19 Outbreak Cases in Liechtenstein.svg
Map of regions with suspected coronavirus cases (as of 2 May)
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Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseVaduz
Arrival date3 March 2020
(2 months, 3 weeks and 3 days)
Confirmed cases82[1]
Liechtenstein State Hospital, which plays a key role in dealing with the coronavirus in Liechtenstein


On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[3][4]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[5][6] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[7][5]


February 2020Edit

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.[8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

March 2020Edit

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.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13]

On March 21, the Liechtenstein State Police announced that three police officers were currently tested positive for the corona virus. All were in quarantine.[14] By March 21, a total of 44 people living in Liechtenstein had tested positive for the corona virus.[15]

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.[16]

On March 25, a total of 53 people living in Liechtenstein had tested positive for the coronavirus.[17]

April 2020Edit

May 2020Edit



The government of Liechtenstein reports on its website in daily notifications about the number of cases in the country that have been reported:[18]

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:[18]

Date Accomplished tests (cumulative) Tests per 10,000 people
27 Feb. 2 0.52
28 Feb. 5 1.29
2 March 8 2.07
3 March 14 3.62
4 March 16 4.14
5 March 18 4.66
6 March 22 5.69
9 March 24 6.21
10 March 37 9.57
11 March 50 12.94
12 March 57 14.75
14 March 99 25.61
23 March 750 194.05
26 March ~900 232.86

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Schutzkonzepte für Betriebe". (in German). Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Zwei Drittel der Erkrankten genesen". (in German). Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  3. ^ Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  4. ^ Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  6. ^ "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  7. ^ "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  8. ^ Regierung setzt Stab „neues Coronavirus 2019‐nCoV“ ein. (German)
  9. ^ «Corona-Fälle in Liechtenstein sind möglich». (German)
  10. ^ Zwei Verdachtsfälle negativ getestet. (German)
  11. ^ "Junger Mann positiv auf Corona-Virus getestet". Vaterland online. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  12. ^ Regierung verschärft Massnahmen zur Verlangsamung der Ausbreitung des Corona-Virus. (German)
  13. ^ MEDIENMITTEILUNG. Generelles Veranstaltungsverbot und weitere Schliessungen. (German)
  14. ^ Drei Polizisten am Coronavirus erkrankt. (German)
  15. ^ Starke Zunahme der Covid‐19‐Fälle hält an. (German)
  16. ^ Zusätzliche Betten und Drive-Through-Testanlage. (German)
  17. ^ Drive‐Through‐Anlage für COVID‐19‐Tests in der Marktplatzgarage. (German)
  18. ^ a b Ministerium für Gesellschaft. Aktuelle Informationen zum Coronavirus. (German)

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