Record number for new infections: Over 1,000 new coronavirus infections have been reported

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Over 1,000 new coronavirus infections have been reported from Thursday (as of 23:00) to Friday (as of 23:00). The 1,000 mark was thus exceeded in this country for the first time since March. According to Health Minister Rudolf Anschober (Greens), this is not due to a “particularly high number of tests”, but partly to the “growth of existing known clusters”.

The minister described the number of tests in a 24-hour comparison as “average”. According to him, the large increase in new cases is due “to a particularly large number of positive test results in category 1 persons, according to an initial analysis”. These are persons who were already separated as closer contacts with other positive test persons before the test. “This means that it is partly a matter of an increase in existing known clusters,” said Anschober.

In a 24-hour comparison, 1,041 new coronavirus cases were reported in Austria – a new record. This is according to the figures of the Ministry of Health (as of Friday, 23.00 hrs). The 1,000 mark has only been exceeded once so far – on 27 March. A strong increase was also recorded from Friday morning to Saturday morning (as of 11:00 a.m.) with 852 new cases.

Anschober also appealed again to Vienna, which recently reported by far the largest increase in new CoV cases. From Friday 8.00 a.m. to Saturday 8.00 a.m. 476 new infections were counted in the federal capital. With more than 1.9 million inhabitants, Vienna is also the most populous federal state in Austria. Larger increases were also recorded in Lower Austria with 177 new cases and in Upper Austria with 117 new cases.

Anschober urged the federal capital to “ensure a rapid, massive increase in personnel to ensure that the target of 48 or 24 hours maximum time for testing or contact person management can be met throughout”. And: “Only if testing and contact person management are carried out can the spread be limited quickly.

According to the Minister of Health, it is positive that the Stop Corona App of the Red Cross now also “carries out more and more warnings”. So far, over 1,800 patients have already warned their contacts via the app. He therefore also asked the population to install the app.

— Hector Pascua, Source: sozialministerium.at and orf.at. Picture: stockilyapp.com

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