COVID-19 pandemic in Liechtenstein

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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 years, 6 months, 3 weeks and 3 days)
DateAs of 4 March 2022[1]
Confirmed cases12,681[2]
Active cases740
Fatality rate2.10%
Liechtenstein State Hospital, which plays a key role in dealing with COVID-19 in Liechtenstein

The COVID-19 pandemic in Liechtenstein is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached Liechtenstein in early March 2020. With a total population of 38,896 (as of June 2020) and 54 confirmed deaths, the country has one of the highest rate of confirmed deaths per capita in the world.


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 significantly lower than the 2002–2004 SARS outbreak,[5][6] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[7][5]


February 2020[edit]

On 11 February, 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 novel coronavirus and coordinate necessary measures for Liechtenstein.[8] On 26 February, the government announced that the country was already preparing extensively for possible COVID-19 cases, although there had so far been no confirmed reports.[9] On 27 February, the government announced that the first two suspected cases in Liechtenstein had been tested negatively. In addition, the population was made aware of various informative pages on the novel coronavirus.[10]

March 2020[edit]

On 3 March, the first case was reported in the country with a perso 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]

COVID-19 prevention guidance released by the governments of Switzerland and Liechtenstein

On 16 March, 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 COVID-19 in the country.[12] On 17 March (general ban on events and further closings) and on 20 March (further reduction of social contacts), the measures were tightened again by the government.[13]

On 21 March, the Liechtenstein State Police announced that three police officers were currently tested positive for COVID-19. All were in quarantine.[14] By 21 March, a total of 44 people living in Liechtenstein had tested positive for COVID-19.[15]

On 23 March, 51 positive 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 25 March, a total of 53 people living in Liechtenstein had tested positive for COVID-19.[17]

April 2020[edit]

On 4 April, one person died of COVID-19 in Liechtenstein.[18]



The government of Liechtenstein reports on its website in daily notifications about the number of cases in the country that have been reported:[19]

New cases per day


Deaths per day


The following tests were carried out on suspected cases of COVID-19 on the basis of communications from the Government of Liechtenstein:[19]

Date Accomplished tests (cumulative) Tests per 10,000 people
27 Feb.[clarification needed] 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 also[edit]


  1. ^ "COVID-19 situation update for the EU/EEA". Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  2. ^ a b "COVID-19: Situationsbericht vom 01. January 2021" (in German). Retrieved 27 January 2021.
  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. ^ "Total Coronavirus Deaths in Liechtenstein" . (English)
  19. ^ a b Ministerium für Gesellschaft. Aktuelle Informationen zum Coronavirus. (German)

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