New Corona infections in Austria are rising rapidly, with 10,898 new cases registered on Wednesday (6/22/2022, as of 9:30 a.m.).
The current Corona wave continues to gain momentum. On Wednesday, the number of new infections was again in five figures. The Ministry of Interior and Health reported 10,898 new cases within 24 hours. There was also a significant increase in the number of patients in hospitals. Six hundred fifty-three infected people were hospitalized, 29 more than on Tuesday. There were nine more critically ill patients in intensive care units, with 50 requiring care on Wednesday.
Nearly 11,000 new Corona infections – hospital numbers rise
Within the past week, there was an increase of almost 50 percent in intensive care patients, with 16 seriously ill Covid-19 infected patients requiring new admissions. In total, 142 patients were added within seven days. Exactly one week ago, on June 15, there were 511 infected people in hospitals, 34 of whom required intensive care. Within 24 hours last Wednesday, 6,869 new infections were recorded.
The last time there were more new infections within 24 hours was two months ago. On April 21, a Thursday, ministries reported 11,948 new cases then. At that time, there were still 1,704 infected people in the hospital, 130 of whom were in intensive care units. The seven-day incidence per 100,000 population at that time was 638.5.
Currently more than 71,000 active Corona cases in Austria.
Today, Wednesday, it rose to 522.9. On average, 6,708 new cases were added daily last week. As of Wednesday, there were 71,802 laboratory-confirmed active cases in Austria, up 7,037 from the previous day.
The Interior and Health Ministries reported six more deaths since Tuesday. There have been 29 covid deaths in the past week alone. Overall, the pandemic has claimed 18,744 lives in Austria since the outbreak. However, AGES reported 20,010 deaths on Tuesday, significantly more than the ministries.
Corona new infections in the provinces
Lower Austria: 2,556
Upper Austria: 1,212
- source: sozialministerium.at
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