In the past 24 hours, 2,942 new corona virus infections were registered in Austria (as of 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 14). Most of the cases were in Vienna.
On Wednesday, nearly 3,000 new infections with coronavirus have been reported in Austria. In the past 24 hours, 2,942 cases were added, reported the Interior and Health Ministries. The number of deaths increased by 31 to already 9,779 people who died as a result of infection. Declines were again seen in hospitals. A total of 2,300 Covid 19 patients had to be treated in hospitals, 586 of whom were in intensive care units.
One in five Austrians vaccinated at least once
More than half a million antigen and PCR tests have been analyzed since Tuesday. Meanwhile, every fifth adult in Austria has received at least one vaccination, the ministry reported. According to the report, 2.2 million vaccinations have been administered. About 1.55 million people have received a first dose, and about 645,000 have already received full immunization. Of those over 65, about 47 percent have received at least one dose, according to the health ministry.
13 fewer intensive care patients
Intensive care units treated 13 fewer patients than Tuesday. There was also a decrease in Vienna, which was particularly hard hit. On Wednesday, 223 Covid-19 sufferers needed intensive care in the federal capital, six fewer than on Tuesday but two more than a week ago. Lower Austria had five fewer patients, with 127 in need of intensive care on Wednesday. Burgenland, which ended its lockdown on Monday, again reported a new high in intensive care patients. Here, six Covid 19 infected persons have been added since the previous day, and 27 critically ill patients are now receiving intensive care in the easternmost province.
Across Austria, exactly 2,300 infected persons were undergoing hospital treatment on Wednesday, 87 fewer than on Tuesday. Also in the weekly comparison there was a decrease of 155 patients, which is about six percent. There were five more patients in intensive care units on Wednesday than a week ago.
Seven-day incidence in Austria at 204.4
The 2,942 new infections were offset by 3,203 newly recovered patients on Wednesday. Within the past week, 18,197 people had been shown to be infected. On a seven-day average, 2,600 new infections were reported daily. 29,437 people were considered active cases. The seven-day incidence per 100,000 population is now 204.4, up from 206.2 on Tuesday. Since the pandemic began, 584,205 people have already tested positive, and 544,989 have survived infection.
The death toll remains very high. Since Tuesday, 31 more deaths have been reported. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 9,779 people across Austria have already died as a result of infection. Within the past week, 233 deaths were registered. Per 100,000 population, 109.9 people have now already died from or with Covid-19.
Very high Corona test numbers reported
Very high test numbers were reported Wednesday – more than half a million added since Tuesday. A total of 505,277 PCR and rapid antigen tests were reported in the past 24 hours. Of those, 74,398 were meaningful PCR tests, and the positive rate was four percent. On average, 62,687 PCR tests were evaluated daily last week, with 4.1 percent turning out positive.
Exactly 1,552,516 people in Austria had been vaccinated at least once by Tuesday, according to E-vaccine passport figures. They represent 17.4 percent of the total population. From Monday to Tuesday, 29,724 stings were added. Fully immunized so far are 644,952 people, representing 7.2 percent of the population.
Corona new infections in the provinces:
Lower Austria: 362
Upper Austria: 524
- sources: sozialministerium.at/vienna.at
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