From Wednesday to Thursday, there were 13,592 new infections in Austria. Today’s new infections are below the average of the past seven days of 13,918. In addition, the number of active cases increases to 152,483.
There are also 53 new deaths related to Covid 19 infection to report, bringing the pandemic death toll in Austria to 12,233 so far. In the past 24 hours, 493,374 new PCR tests have been performed. This results in a positive rate of 2.75 percent.
Over 600 intensive care patients
There is still no relief in the hospitals. Intensive care units are currently treating 619 patients with an increase of 41 patients. This means that the highest value of intensive care patients this year has already been exceeded. This was 615 patients on April 12. The highest value of Covid intensive care patients ever occurred exactly one year ago, on November 25, 2020, when 709 Covid patients were treated in an intensive care unit.
Upper Austria and Salzburg continue to have the highest utilization rates. There, 37 percent of the available intensive care beds are occupied by Covid patients in each case. Lower Austria is behind with 33 percent. As of today (Thursday), Austria’s largest province is thus also above the 33 percent mark, which marks a “very high system risk.”
Just below this mark is Vorarlberg with 31 percent utilization. At the other end of the ranking is Vienna, currently at 22 percent capacity utilization, and Burgenland and the Tyrol are tied for eighth place at 24 percent each. Yet this is not the end of the rise, as an analysis of the infection figures to date suggests. You can read more about this here.
In normal wards, there are 3,246 patients with an increase of 34 patients.
The new infections in the federal states
Upper Austria: 2,715
Lower Austria: 2,392
- source: sozialministerium.at/picture:pixabay.com
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