Number of deaths exceeds 1,000

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Eight months after the first confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infections in Austria, the number of deaths has risen to over 1,000 according to official statistics. To date, 1,005 people have died as a result of Covid-19. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Interior reported 2,835 newly registered coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours (as of 9:30 a.m. today). In total, 86,102 people have tested positive in Austria since the beginning of the pandemic.

According to the two ministries, 1,400 people have to be treated in hospital for an infection, 203 of them in intensive care. Both figures have recently risen significantly.

7-day incidence at 203
According to the figures of the AGES dashboard (as of yesterday, 14.00 hrs), there are 32,052 active cases. The new dashboard recently replaced that of the Ministry of Health. This is significantly more active cases than the two ministries’ counting system, as convalescents are registered more slowly in the new system.

In addition, new cases are no longer assigned to the registration time, but to the date of laboratory diagnosis, which may have taken place days before. This makes the epidemic curve more accurate, but changes the number of newly reported infections, which was previously used as a parameter, but which is still communicated in the morning by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health.

More meaningful, however, is the number of positively diagnosed cases over the past seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (7-day incidence), which stands at 203 (as of 2 p.m. yesterday).

Maps, graphics and information on current cases and the course of the epidemic in ORF.at/corona/data

hp, source: ORF.at/agencies, Picture: stockilyapp.com

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