6,536 new coronavirus infections have been reported in 24 hours at 9:30 a.m. Saturday (seven-day average: 7,606). There were 101,451 active cases in the country, down 5,236 from the previous day. The positive rate of PCR tests performed within this period was 6.3 percent. This figure is higher than the average for the previous week (an average of 4.2 percent of PCR tests positive).
The seven-day incidence was 592.9 cases per 100,000 population. There have been 4,099,049 confirmed cases in Austria since the pandemic began. Recovered since the outbreak of the epidemic are 3,979,563 people. Within the past 24 hours, 11,753 were considered recovered.
Nineteen deaths have been reported since yesterday. The Covid 19 pandemic has claimed 18,035 lives in Austria since the outbreak. However, it became known at the beginning of the week that far more people have died in this country from or with Corona; successive figures from the provinces are being reported because of a data reconciliation process. The Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) dashboard had been noted on Friday afternoon already, 19,402 dead.
In the hospital lay on Saturday 1,575 people, 52 less than yesterday. One hundred twenty-one patients were cared for in intensive care units. Since yesterday, that number dropped by six and is down by 39 patients in a week.
A total of 113,301 PCR and antigen rapid tests were reported in the past 24 hours (including 103,346 PCR tests), and 5,886 vaccinations were administered (233 first, 714 second, and 4,939 third pricks). Six million one hundred forty-six thousand three hundred people have valid vaccination protection, or 68.4 percent of Austrians.
The province with the highest seven-day incidence is Burgenland with 1,140.4, followed by Lower Austria, Vienna, and Vorarlberg (768.6, 716, and 578.4, respectively). Further, Upper Austria (501.9), Carinthia (480.9), Salzburg (448.7), Styria (407.3), and Tyrol (358) follow.
- source: sozialministerium.at
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