Massive number of COVID 19 infections! Nearly 2,000 new cases

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Less than two weeks after the lockdown ended, there has been a massive increase in new infections. On Thursday, 1,967 new infections have become known.

According to initial information, a total of 1,967 new infections and 22 deaths have been registered across Austria in the past 24 hours. On Wednesday, 1,735 Corona cases had been reported, and on Tuesday, 1,427.

A look back at Thursdays in recent weeks shows a dramatic increase of nearly 20 percent. On Feb. 11, 1,577 new infections were recorded, and on Feb. 4, 1,518.

There is some good news, however: There are 32 fewer Covid 19 patients in regular wards as of today (Thursday). Intensive care units also saw a slight decrease of six beds.

On Wednesday, 274,347 tests were performed, resulting in a positive rate of just under 0.72 percent.

As of today (Feb. 18, 2021, 9:30 a.m.), 8,312 people across Austria have died as a result of the Corona virus and 416,431 have recovered. Currently, 1,307 people are undergoing hospitalization for Corona virus. Of these, 258 are being cared for in intensive care units.

New infections in the provinces:

Burgenland: 55

Carinthia: 140

Lower Austria: 382

Upper Austria: 359

Salzburg: 93

Styria: 357

Tyrol: 128

Vorarlberg: 44

Vienna: 409

  • source: sozialministerium.at
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