17,882 new Corona infections were reported Wednesday

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This year’s Corona autumn wave is picking up steam, with 17,882 new Corona infections reported on Wednesday, the highest figure in six months.

With much lower testing numbers, more than 124,000 people are now actively infected with SARS-CoV-2 again. The seven-day incidence per 100,000 population is now shy of triple digits at 989.2. Hospitals have had to admit 122 more infected people since Tuesday.

1,985 Corona-infected in the hospitals
Thus, there was an increase within 25 hours of 6.5 percent. On Wednesday, 1,985 Corona-infected people were in domestic hospitals, 80 in intensive care units. There was a decrease of ten patients among the seriously ill. The now almost 2,000 hospitalized, 592 more than a week ago. The Corona forecasting consortium expects a further significant increase in hospitals in this week’s expertise. For example, a 52 percent increase in hospital patients is scheduled for two weeks.

Strong corona wave last fall
Last fall, there was also a strong Corona wave, leading to the fourth nationwide lockdown on November 22. Exactly one year ago, however, Corona numbers were significantly lower than they are currently. On October 5, 2021, there were 2,672 new infections within 24 hours – with more than 500,000 antigen and PCR tests. Eight hundred fifty-five infected persons were in hospitals at the time, 221 requiring intensive care. The number of active cases at that time was 27,137.

125,141 corona tests performed
Today’s 17,882 new Corona infections were detected in 125,141 tests, for a positive rate of 13.8 percent. More new infections within 24 hours had last been recorded, with 20,778 on April 5 – exactly six months ago. There are currently 124,583 laboratory-confirmed active cases in Austria, 10,747 more than the previous day. There have already been 5,195,408 confirmed cases in Austria since the pandemic began.

Two Corona deaths have been recorded since Tuesday
Two deaths have been recorded since Tuesday. In the past week alone, 31 covid deaths have been recorded. Overall, the pandemic has claimed 20,779 lives in Austria since the outbreak. Per 100,000 population, 230.2 people have died from the infection since the pandemic began.

  • source: vienna.at/picture: pixabay.com
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