4182 new infections on the first lockdown day – Lower Austria not counted

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On Tuesday, the number of corona patients in hospital increased by almost 300. No numbers have been reported from Lower Austria so far.

On the first day of the second corona lockdown, only preliminary Austrian figures were available from the authorities until Tuesday afternoon. Within 24 hours 4182 new infections were reported. However, the figures from Lower Austria were not included, as they could not yet be reported for technical reasons, according to the Ministry of Health.

The majority of the cases concerned Upper Austria with 1,098 new infections, in Vienna there were 830, in Styria 592, in Tyrol 560, in Vorarlberg 500, in Salzburg 236, in Carinthia 234 and in Burgenland 132.

366 persons in intensive care units
As of today (Tuesday, 9.30 a.m.), 1,192 people throughout Austria have died from the consequences of the coronavirus and 74,292 have recovered. The number of hospitalizations has risen sharply again. At present, 2,431 people are undergoing hospital treatment due to the corona virus – on Monday there were 2,161 – and 366 of these are in intensive care units (336 the day before). Since the beginning of the pandemic, 118,198 people have tested positive and 42,714 people are currently suffering from an infection.

Since midnight, far-reaching measures to contain the coronavirus have been in force in Austria. The “second lockdown” announced by the government started at 00:00 hrs, but was overshadowed by the Islamist terrorist attack on Monday evening. Because many wanted to enjoy the last day in a restaurant and because of the warm autumn temperatures of around 20 degrees Celsius, many Viennese were on the move in the city.

Strict measures in force
Stricter measures are now in place for the restaurant, leisure and tourism industry. Locals may only offer pick-up and delivery services, hotels may not accept tourists but only business travelers. Events are prohibited with the exception of professional sports. Theaters, museums and leisure facilities such as swimming pools or fitness studios would also have to close, so many event facilities were still well attended on Monday evenings. The government promised an aid package to cover up to 80 percent of the loss of sales.

Between 20.00 and 6.00 o’clock exit restrictions apply. During this time one may leave the living area only for certain purposes. In addition, only two households are allowed to meet; garage and garden parties are also prohibited.

This lockdown is somewhat more relaxed than in spring, as all retail outlets and service providers such as hairdressers remain open. Kindergartens, elementary schools and lower school classes will now remain open differently than in March, and the upper school will switch to distance learning, as will the universities. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes will be limited. The restrictions apply at least until November 30.

hp, with reports from diepresse.at. Picture: pixabay.com

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