538 new infections in Austria, incidence increased

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In Austria, 538 new Corona infections have been reported from Friday to Saturday. This is higher than the seven-day average of 445, but the number of Covid 19 patients in hospitals remained constant and there was again no Sars Cov 2 death. However, the seven-day incidence rose to 34.9 cases per 100,000 population. The day before, it was 32.8, according to the Ministry of Health and Interior.

On Saturday, 5292 were actively infected with Corona, 108 more than on Friday. The province with the highest seven-day incidence currently remains Salzburg with 49.2, followed by Vienna, Tyrol and Upper Austria (46.4, 38.2 and 33.2, respectively). This is followed by Vorarlberg (32.6), Carinthia (31.1), Styria (28.2), Lower Austria (26.4) and Burgenland (20.6). In absolute numbers, the highest increase in new infections occurred in Vienna with 162 cases, followed by Upper Austria with 93, Lower Austria with 83, Styria with 75, Salzburg with 38, Tyrol with 27, Carinthia with 26, Vorarlberg with 25 and Burgenland with nine cases.

32 people receive intensive care
The number of patients requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 remained constant at 119 people, the same number as Friday. Thirty-two people required intensive care. That number dropped by five since Friday and has increased by three patients in one week. Once again, there was no death. Six people have died with or from Covid-19 in the past seven days. Since the start of the pandemic, 10,737 people in Austria have lost their lives with infection. Per 100,000 population, 120.2 people have died from or with Covid-19 since the pandemic began.

The positive rate in PCR tests rose again to 0.8 percent. It was as low as 0.67 percent on Friday. The average last week was 0.7 percent. A total of 485,251 PCR and rapid antigen tests were reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, 64,751 were meaningful PCR tests. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of more than 83 million tests have been performed.

  • source: sozialministerium.at
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