The Corona traffic light for Austria shines yellow-green and yellow. On Wednesday, the traffic light commission rated the provinces of Lower Austria, Styria, and Vorarlberg with low risk. Burgenland, Carinthia, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol, and Vienna were rated medium risk, with Carinthia, Upper Austria, and Vienna now only slightly exceeding the threshold for medium risk.
According to the report, the risk figures have decreased in all federal states, in some cases considerably. The score of 50, below which one is in the “yellow zone,” was also fallen by all. Tyrol has the highest score at 35.4, followed by Salzburg at 33.2. The other figures: Burgenland 30, Carinthia 26.8, Upper Austria 25.7, Vienna 25.6, Lower Austria 24.4, and Vorarlberg 21.3. For Austria as a whole, the risk figure was 22.6.
According to the Commission, case development is currently characterized by two opposed dynamics. Now, seasonal effects have a strong dampening effect on the incidence of infection. “It is possible that the warmer-than-average temperatures in May were a factor in the recent decline,” the report said.
On the other hand, the decline in immune protection acquired through vaccination or recovery continues to drive infection. In the medium term, the second effect is expected to dominate. However, the timing and strength of this effect could not be precisely quantified. The current forecast assumed a further downward trend in most of Austria. Both slight increases and slight decreases are possible in the forecast interval. Furthermore, a slight decline in hospitalization is to be expected.
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