The number of people infected with the coronavirus in Austria exceeded the 300,000 mark on Saturday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 has been detected 300,689 times in people in Austria. According to figures from the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health, 3,444 new infections have been added in the past 24 hours. Throughout Austria, 3,757 people have died of or with the corona virus and 249,441 have recovered.
Thus, there was a further decrease with 47,491 active cases. On Friday, for the first time in a month, there were fewer than 50,000 with 49,819. 3,877 people with Covid-19 were undergoing hospital treatment on Saturday, 646 of them in intensive care. While there was a further decrease in hospital patients (Friday: 3,980), the number of people in intensive care units increased slightly by four compared to Friday. Incidentally, the number of newly recovered people, at 5,666, was again significantly higher than the number of newly infected patients.
Most new infections in the past 24 hours were in Lower Austria with 647, followed by Styria with 580 and Vienna with 569. 559 new infections were in Upper Austria, 397 were reported from Tyrol, 231 from Salzburg, 221 from Vorarlberg, 154 from Carinthia and 86 from Burgenland.
Since Friday further 106 persons in Austria died on or with Covid-19. By far the most deaths were reported from Upper Austria with 34, in Carinthia there were 19. The southernmost province has by far the highest incidence of deaths on or with corona in Austria with a seven-day incidence of 20.0 per 100,000 inhabitants. For comparison, Upper Austria, despite the highest absolute number, had a seven-day incidence of 12.8 in deaths. Styria reported 13 deaths and a seven-day incidence of 10.2. All other provinces registered less than ten corona deaths: Lower Austria, Tyrol and Salzburg each registered eight, Vorarlberg and Vienna six each and Burgenland four. The seven-day incidence of deaths per 100,000 inhabitants was 8.3 throughout Austria. In addition to the provinces mentioned, Burgenland (10.5) also had a double-digit number before the decimal point. Salzburg had a seven-day incidence of 9.1, Vorarlberg 8.3, Tyrol 6.5, Lower Austria 5.4 and Vienna 2.8.
For new infections, the seven- and 14-day incidences are still far too high, although here, too, there are signs of a decline. Across Austria, the rate of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days was 281.2, compared to 294.9 the day before. The 14-day incidence in the entire federal territory came to 659.8. According to the federal states, Salzburg currently stands out with a seven-day incidence of 389.9 after 417.1 and a 14-day incidence of 947.9. Carinthia follows with 357.4 after 398.4 (seven-day incidence) and 872.6 (14-day incidence). The lowest values were found in Vienna with 209.0 after 222.4 (seven-day incidence) and 439.1 (14-day incidence).
The number of registered PCR tests was only 20,053, almost half of which – 9,231 – came from Vienna. The positive rate – i.e. the proportion of positive test results in the total number of registered results – thus rose from 13.9 to almost 17.2 percent in 24 hours.
hp, Source: sozialministerium.at and k.at. picture: pixabay.com
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