Flattening the curve in 52 days: characterisation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Principality of Liechtenstein - an observational study
Sarah Lucia Thiel, Myriam Carol Weber, Lorenz Risch, Nadia Wohlwend, Thomas Lung, Dorothea Hillmann, Michael Ritzler, Martin Risch, Pietro Vernazza, Pietro Vernazza, Christian R. Kahlert, Felix Fleisch, Alexia Cusini, Tomas V Karajan, Sandra Copeland & Matthias Paprotny
The close collaboration of all relevant stakeholders allowed for the complete workup of all COVID-19 patients nationwide. A multitude of factors (e.g., young age of the patients, low-threshold access to testing, close monitoring of cases, high alertness and adherence to public health measures by the population) led to the early containment of the first wave of the pandemic, with a very low rate of serious outcomes. Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2 revealed a substantial proportion of undiagnosed COVID-19 cases among close contacts of the patients.
|citation||Thiel S L, Weber M C, Risch L, Wohlwend N, Lung T, Hillmann D, Ritzler M, Risch M, Vernazza P, Vernazza P, Kahlert C R, Fleisch F, Cusini A, Karajan T V, Copeland S, Paprotny M. Flattening the curve in 52 days: characterisation of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Principality of Liechtenstein - an observational study. Swiss Med Wkly 2020; 150:w20361.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||16-10-2020|
|journal title||Swiss Med Wkly (150)|