According to AGES, 5,151 new infections were registered in Austria from Saturday to Sunday. In the same period a week ago, there were 3,420 cases. That is an increase of about 50 percent. The number of active cases rises slightly – to 53,354 cases.
This time, a new death related to the coronavirus was reported. So far, 20,677 people have died in connection with a SARS-CoV-2 infection throughout Austria.
Currently, 825 patients (twenty less than the previous day) are being treated in the hospital, and 50 patients (minus two) are in intensive care units.
To date, there have been 5,024,113 positive test results in Austria. Four million nine hundred fifty thousand eighty-two have recovered.
Vaccination status in Austria
As of September 17, 19,217,002 vaccine doses have been administered. Six hundred three thousand five hundred twelve people have received their booster vaccination.
Deaths in Austria
Testing and proportion of positive tests
Are the numbers just going up because we are testing more? This question preoccupied the Corona-sensitized public, especially in the summer. One answer may lie in the positive rate of testing. While this was around five percent in the summer, it ended up as high as 25 percent in the fall. If rising new infection numbers were due only to increased testing, the percentage of positive tests should not change.
See where Austria stands in terms of infection incidence in an international comparison.
- source: sozialministerium.at
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