Seventeen further deaths were linked to Covid 19 infection.
From Tuesday to Wednesday, 6,760 new infections were registered in Austria. This is above the average of 5,458 infections over the past seven days. The 7-day incidence is currently 429.24. Currently, 72,072 people are actively infected.
In the past 24 hours, 170,105 PCR tests have been performed. This results in a positive rate of 3.97 percent.
In addition, 17 new deaths have been reported. Thus, the pandemic has claimed 18,200 lives so far.
Currently, 1,111 people are being treated in the hospital, by 69 less than still on Tuesday. In intensive care units, 83 people are currently being treated, three more than the previous day.
Three thousand five hundred sixty-four vaccinations were administered Tuesday. Six million eight hundred twenty-three thousand five hundred sixty-two people have already received at least one vaccination, according to data from the E-vaccination passport, 6,105,304 people. Thus 68 percent of Austrians have proper vaccination protection – at the beginning of April, four weeks ago, this figure was still at 68.9 percent, at the beginning of March, at 69.9 percent. However, the vulnerable group of 65- to 74-year-olds has a rate of 83.7 percent, 75- to 84-year-olds 88.1 percent, and the 85plus group 85.1 percent. For children eleven and under, 14.6 percent is reported. The highest protection rate (valid vaccination certificate) remains in Burgenland with 74.3 percent, while Upper Austria remains at the bottom with 63.7 percent.
New infections in the provinces
Lower Austria: 1,355
Upper Austria: 1,186
- source: sozialministerium.at
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