Ministries reported 1,615 new cases and 28 more deaths

In Austria, 1,615 new infections with SARS-CoV-2 were reported on Saturday. This is below the average of the past seven days, when 1,933 new cases were recorded daily. The number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care units continues to decline. Across Austria, 484 people had to be cared for there on Saturday, 17 fewer than on Friday. However, 28 deaths have been reported since the previous day.

According to the Interior and Health Ministries, 10,244 people have already died in Austria as a result of infection since the pandemic began. In the past week alone, 163 deaths were registered. Per 100,000 inhabitants, 115 people have already died from or with Covid-19.

In the hospital, 1,598 people currently have to be treated, which is 75 fewer than were reported on Friday. The most intensive care patients continued to be in Vienna with 190, 95 were in Lower Austria and 62 in Upper Austria. Within the past week, the number of intensive care patients decreased by 23 Austria-wide.

The seven-day incidence was 152 cases per 100,000 population on. On Saturday, there were 23,137 actively infected people Austria-wide, 751 fewer than on Friday. Since the pandemic began, there have been 620,485 positive test results. Meanwhile, 587,115 people have recovered.

In the past 24 hours, a total of 335,502 PCR and rapid antigen tests were reported. Of these, 67,082 were meaningful PCR tests. The positive rate of PCR tests was 2.4 percent. On average, there were 68,875 PCR tests per day last week, of which 2.8 percent were positive.

On Friday, 72,940 vaccinations were administered. In total, 2,289,773 Austrians have already received at least a partial vaccination, according to E-vaccine data: That’s 25.7 percent of the population. 842,480 people, or 9.5 percent of Austrians, are already fully immunized.

The vaccination coverage rate is highest in Burgenland, at 30 percent. In Tyrol, which even received a special quota of 100,000 vaccine doses from the EU, 29.7 percent of the population has been vaccinated, and in Vorarlberg 28 percent. After Carinthia (26.6), Lower Austria (25.8), Upper Austria (25.3), Styria (24.4) and Vienna (23.7), Salzburg brings up the rear with a vaccination coverage rate of 23 percent.

The province with the highest seven-day incidence continues to be Vorarlberg with 244.2, while Burgenland had the lowest incidence on Saturday with 89.7.

New infections in the provinces
Burgenland: 41
Carinthia: 89
Lower Austria: 267
Upper Austria: 336
Salzburg: 96
Styria: 298
Tyrol: 145
Vorarlberg: 133
Vienna: 210

  • sources: k.at and sozialministerium.at

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