1,270 new infections in Austria

The numbers of COVId 19 infections in Austria are rising: from yesterday to today, 1,270 new cases were registered, and eleven more deaths were reported in connection with Covid-19. By comparison, 1,225 new infections were counted last week, and 1,057 on February 8.

The number of deaths increased by eleven, according to the Interior and Health Ministries. Thus, 8,397 people have already died from or with Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

Within the past week, nearly 12,000 new infections have been added – exactly 11,932 since last Sunday. Meanwhile, more than 1.5 million antigen and PCR tests have been performed in the past seven days. Since Sunday, there have been 93,176 – but the daily average for the past week was more than 214,000 smears per day.

The seven-day incidence per 100,000 population rose to 134.1, up from 110.3 a week ago. On Feb. 8, when the hard lockdown was relaxed and retailers and body-related service providers such as hairdressers were allowed to reopen, the seven-day incidence was still 105.3. Austria was thus currently even further away from the government’s original target of 50 than it was at the start of the relaxations.

More patients in hospitals
Meanwhile, the number of patients requiring hospital treatment has risen again. Here the authorities reported on Monday a total of 1,309 ill – 47 more than on Sunday. A week ago, however, there had been 1,338. The number of intensive care patients remained constant at 255, two fewer than on Sunday. A week ago, 158 Covid 19 sufferers required intensive care. The last time more than 300 infected patients were in intensive care units was Feb. 6, with 302.

Within the past week, 176 deaths were recorded. An average of 25 more deaths occurred each day. Per 100,000 population, 94.3 people have already died from or with Covid-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 446,644 people have already been infected with the coronavirus throughout Austria. 421,811 have survived infection.

The numbers from the federal states
Burgenland: 61
Carinthia: 58
Lower Austria: 290
Upper Austria: 237
Salzburg: 65
Styria: 220
Tyrol: 52
Vorarlberg: 27
Vienna: 260

  • source: sozialministerium.at

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