Corona Virus in Austria: latest figures

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Corona numbers in Austria continue to rise. On Saturday, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health reported 1322 new infections in the past 24 hours. This is above the average of the past seven days (1305). In the hospital must be treated again more patients, Austria-wide 429 need now a care in the hospital, around nine more than on Friday. 109 seriously ill patients are in intensive care units.

Within a fortnight, the number of Covid 19 patients in intensive care has thus more than doubled. Last Saturday, there were 70 critically ill patients, and two weeks ago 51. Since Friday, five more intensive care patients have had to be admitted.

This year, the fourth wave started much earlier than the second wave last fall. A look at the statistics also shows this. Exactly one year ago, 229 new infections were reported within 24 hours. On August 28, 2020, a total of 146 Covid 19 patients were in hospitals. Of them, 27 required intensive care – a quarter of the patients now.

10,777 people have died in Austria since the pandemic began
The seven-day incidence across Austria rose to 102.3 cases per 100,000 population on Saturday. There are now 14,711 confirmed active cases, up 262 from Friday. In addition, one more death was reported, 16 in the past week alone, meaning that 10,777 people have already died from infection in Austria since the pandemic began. There are already 120.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.

The first confirmed new SARS-CoV-2 infections occurred in Austria 18 months ago, on February 25, 2020. Since then, there have been 659,053 positive test results. 659,053 people are considered recovered. A total of 424,506 PCR and rapid antigen tests were reported in the past 24 hours. Of these, 82,333 were meaningful PCR tests, of which 1.6 percent were positive.

61.4 percent of the population vaccinated
Vaccination against coronavirus continues to be slow, with 16,840 vaccinations administered as of Friday. A total of 5,482,844 people have already received at least a partial vaccination, according to the E-vaccine passport data: That’s 61.4 percent of the population. Exactly 5,181,715, or 58 percent of Austrians, are already fully immunized.

The highest initial vaccination rate is in Burgenland with 68.6 percent. In Lower Austria, 64.1 percent of the population has been vaccinated at least once, and in Styria 61.6 percent. After Tyrol (60.5), Vienna (59.8), Vorarlberg (59.4), Carinthia (57.9) and Salzburg (57.8), Upper Austria brings up the rear with a first-time vaccination rate of 56.8 percent.

  • source: diepresse.at/picture:pixabay.com
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