On Friday, new infections in Austria topped the 3,000 mark for the first time in three months – and the same was true on Saturday.
The seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants rose from 175.6 to 207.8 within a week. At the beginning of February, Health Minister Rudolf Anschober named an incidence of 200 as the upper limit above which the lockdown would have to be tightened again throughout Austria.
At the government’s talks scheduled for Monday with experts, opposition and provincial governors, no decisions would thus be pending for the period after Easter. A goal of the Federal Government is it to open the Schanigärten and thus the catering trade in the external area on 27 March Austria far. Now one would still observe the situation in the coming week, it was said from the Chancellor’s Office.
From Saturday to Sunday, 2,503 new infections and 17 additional deaths were registered. By comparison, last Sunday, March 7, 2,199 new cases were reported.
Within the past 24 hours, however, the number of intensive care patients remained unchanged at 360, with a total of 1,661 people hospitalized with Corona virus infection, up 22 from yesterday. The week-over-week increase was 14.6 percent for intensive care and 14.8 percent for total exposure. 17 people have died in connection with Covid-19 since yesterday, bringing the total to 8,873 since the pandemic broke out in Austria – now 99.7 deaths per 100,000 population.
So far, there have been 493,568 positive test results in Austria. As of today (9:30 a.m.), 457,266 have recovered across Austria, and the number of active cases is 27,429 people, up 18 percent in one week from 23,205 last Sunday.
Current new infections in the provinces
Lower Austria: 669
Upper Austria: 395
- source: sozialministerium.at
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