After Omicron had catapulted the number of new infections to unprecedented heights recently, relief is slowly emerging. From Thursday to Friday, 32,712 new infections were reported in Austria – a decrease of 2,538 compared to the previous day. This is above the average of the past seven days of 31,748; a week ago, the number of daily new infections was 36,329. The number of active cases also decreased by 1,933 to 340,181 affected persons.
In the past 24 hours, 373,202 new PCR tests were performed. This translates to a positive rate of 8.77 percent. The seven-day incidence has dropped to 2,496.77.
There are also 22 new deaths associated with Covid 19 infections to report. Thus, the pandemic has claimed 14,337 lives in Austria so far.
There are currently 2,074 people in hospital – ten more than yesterday. One thousand eight hundred eighty-six now housed in standard wards, 13 more than yesterday. One hundred eighty-eight people are being cared for in intensive care units, three fewer than the previous day.
On Thursday, 15,275 vaccinations were performed. One thousand two hundred forty-three were first stings, 3,979-second stings, and the majority, 10,053, third stings. Thus, 6,216,515 people have proper vaccination protection, or 69.6 percent of the Austrian population. Six million seven hundred seventy-eight thousand seventy-four people, or 75.9 percent, have received at least one vaccination. 4,614,507 or 51.7 percent have already received the booster.
The vaccination coverage rate (valid vaccination protection) is highest in Burgenland, at 75.7 percent. In Lower Austria, 71.5 percent of the population has valid vaccination protection, and in Styria, 70.6 percent. After Vienna (68.6), Tyrol (68.1), Carinthia (66.4), Salzburg (66) and Vorarlberg (65.5), Upper Austria brings up the rear with 65.3 percent.
New infections in the federal states
Lower Austria: 5,333
Upper Austria: 6.900
- source: sozialministerium.at
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