More than 15,000 new corona infections for the first time

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The number of new Corona cases in Austria today exceeds 15,000 for the first time. The infection is progressing rapidly. The number of confirmed cases rises to one million.

The number of confirmed cases rises to one million.
The number of new Covid-19 infections continues to rise. In the past 24 hours, 15,145 new cases have been added in Austria. In Upper Austria alone, 3518 infections have been reported, and in Salzburg, 2473. A week ago, 11,975 new infections were counted across Austria. There is also a new negative record for the total number of cases reported. For the first time, there are over one million confirmed cases in Austria.

55 people infected with the coronavirus have died since yesterday. The situation in hospitals continues to worsen; in Upper Austria and Salzburg in particular, the capacity limit will soon be reached. In normal wards, 52 new Corona patients were added in the past 24 hours, while twelve people had to be newly admitted to intensive care units. Once again, numerous deaths had to be reported. 55 more people infected with the corona virus have died since yesterday. There are now 11,903 corona fatalities throughout Austria.


The new infections in the provinces since yesterday’s announcement:

Burgenland: 392
Carinthia: 1,029
Lower Austria: 2,561
Upper Austria: 3,518
Salzburg: 2,473
Styria: 914
Tyrol: 1,334
Vorarlberg: 944
Vienna: 1,980

Capacity problems with Corona testing
There are capacity problems with testing in numerous federal states, and the number of smears continues to increase. A total of 818,749 PCR and rapid antigen tests were reported in the past 24 hours. Of those, 440,105 were meaningful PCR tests, of which 3.4 percent were positive. Last week, there were an average of 367,169 PCR analyses daily, with a positive rate of the same 3.4 percent.

Corona vaccination helps against a severe course. 98,106 vaccinations were given Wednesday. The majority of them – 70,244 – were third shots. Now, 10.3 percent of the population has already received three doses. 15,944 immunizations were first-time stings. A valid vaccination certificate is currently held by 65.6 percent of the population.

— sources: diepresse.at/vienna.at/sozialministerium.at

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