Even if the number of new infections on Easter Sunday was significantly lower than on Holy Saturday due to the weekend, there are enough alarm signals for a further escalation of the pandemic. In Vienna, for example, a new absolute record was registered for the number of intensive care patients. 223 people in intensive care units were 17 more than on Saturday and seven more than on Good Friday, when the previous highs from the fall of last year were significantly exceeded for the first time.
Across Austria, 2,743 new infections with the coronavirus were registered in the past 24 hours. This means that an average of 3,184 infected persons per day were added over the course of the past seven days. The seven-day incidence, which indicates how many per 100,000 inhabitants became infected within the past seven days, increased slightly across Austria from 249.7 on Saturday to 250.4 on Sunday. However, these values vary greatly by region: in Lower Austria, for example, the seven-day incidence continues to rise significantly. On Easter Sunday, it was 306.2 after 292.2 on Holy Saturday. Only Vienna, with 314.1, also had a seven-day incidence above 300. In the federal capital, however, there was a decrease of 14.6 in this value compared to Saturday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 558,755 cases throughout Austria. With a total of 9,449 people dead of or with Covid-19 and 512,642 recovered, there were 36,664 active cases on Sunday, down 364 from the previous day. However, over the past seven days, an average of 153 actively infected people were added per day. Nationwide, 2,213 covid patients were hospitalized, up by 16 from Saturday. Of these, 554 were in intensive care units, 23 more than the previous day, with most of the increase occurring in the federal capital. In the case of deaths on or with Covid-19, 15 were added in the past 24 hours.
By province, Lower Austria was also ahead on Sunday, registering 761 new cases in the past 24 hours. It was followed by Vienna with 528, Upper Austria with 425 and Styria with 403. Tyrol registered 194 new SARS-CoV-2 infections, Carinthia 181, Salzburg 116, Burgenland 70 and Vorarlberg 65.
244,556 PCR and antigen tests were evaluated in the past 24 hours. Of these, 55,422 were the informative PCR tests. 4.9 percent of them were positive. According to the E-vaccine passport data, 18,644 stings were added in the past 24 hours. This means that 1,262,568 people in Austria have been vaccinated at least once. 486,253 people have already received both vaccine doses.
- sources: sozialministerium.at/ages.at
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