128 new infections in Austria, incidence drops to 12.6

128 new corona infections were reported for all of Austria on Friday, which is not only lower than the seven-day average of 160, but also nearly halved compared to the previous week. The seven-day incidence was 12.6 cases per 100,000 population. The positive rate of PCR tests was just 0.2 percent, with nearly 90 percent of the just over 77,000 tests performed in Vienna. This could be related to the “Alles Gurgelt” campaign, which makes free PCR tests readily available to Viennese.

As of Friday, there are still 3,088 active cases in Austria, down 227 from Thursday. Three deaths have occurred since yesterday, and 25 deaths have been recorded in the past seven days. Overall, the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed 10,677 lives in Austria since the outbreak, or 120 people per 100,000 population who have died from or with Covid-19. 263 people are currently hospitalized, including 86 people who require intensive care, and the number continues to fall steadily in both areas.

The province with the highest 7-day incidence is currently Vienna with 26.5, followed by Tyrol, Lower Austria and Vorarlberg (13.1, 10.9 and 10.8, respectively). Salzburg (9.3), Upper Austria (9.1), Burgenland (6.5), Styria (5.1) and Carinthia (3.6) follow. Vienna accounted for 61 of the 128 new infections, followed by Lower Austria with 27 and Tyrol and Upper Austria with exactly ten. The remaining 20 new infections are distributed among Burgenland, Carinthia, Salzburg, Styria and Vorarlberg.

  • sources: sozialministerium.at/diepresse.at

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