Again new high in fourth wave: 1,848 new infections in Austria

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Almost 16,000 active cases. New high since the end of April.

More than 500 Covid patients are in Austria’s hospitals since yesterday, Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein announced on Monday a detailed plan for the fall – admittedly without yet revealing how exactly the case numbers are now to be contained again.

Because the fourth wave, it is also in view of about 60 percent vaccination rate in Austria – in full swing. From Tuesday to Wednesday, 1,848 new cases were now registered. This is the highest value since the end of April and the highest so far in the fourth wave. The 7-day incidence thus continues to rise – it is now at 112.05 with the current figures.

This means there are currently 15,917 active cases.

In addition, there were three new deaths associated with Covid 19 infection. In total, 10,775 Covid deaths were registered in Austria.

The numbers in hospitals are also currently rising significantly. Since yesterday’s jump to just over 500 patients, another 35 new patients have been added. Austria-wide there are now 545 Corona patients, most of them (155) in Vienna, followed by Lower Austria (102) and Upper Austria (96).

According to the most recent analysis by AGES, almost one in three new infections in calendar week 33 was due to holidaymakers – read more here.

Meanwhile, the pace of vaccination continues to decline. 15,911 vaccinations were carried out on Tuesday. In total, as of yesterday, 5,506,238 people (61.64% of the total population) have received a Corona vaccination, of which 5,206,024 people (58.28%) have full vaccination protection.

New infections in the provinces
Burgenland: 38
Carinthia: 81
Lower Austria: 230
Upper Austria: 359
Salzburg: 113
Styria: 158
Tyrol: 130
Vorarlberg: 86
Vienna: 653

— source: sozialministerium.at/picture:pixabay.com

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