Austria’s hospitals fill up with Corona patients

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The numbers surrounding Corona continue to rise across the board. Not only did the infection numbers, active cases, and incidence continue to increase, but the number of hospital patients increased again. Since Friday – weekend hospitalization and testing figures will not be available for now – 187 people with SARS-CoV-2 infection joined other hospital patients, authorities reported Monday.

As of Monday morning, 1,697 people with corona infection are in the hospital. Of those, 71 people require care in intensive care units. This number also rose by three since Sunday and has increased by five patients in one week. There has been one death since yesterday, with 23 deaths recorded in the past seven days. The Covid 19 pandemic has claimed 20,758 lives in Austria since the outbreak.

As of Sunday, 8,080 new infections have been recorded in Austria. That’s below the average of 11,867 new cases over the past seven days. However, a week ago, there were 5,828 new infections. Thus, the seven-day incidence also increased within one day from 893.7 cases to 920.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. This figure puts Austria first in Europe in terms of incidence, ahead of Slovenia, Liechtenstein, and Germany. The number of actively infected people in Austria is also skyrocketing daily. Within 24 hours, there was an increase from 4,170 to 111,518 active cases.

The province with the highest seven-day incidence is Upper Austria, with 1,148.4, followed by Tyrol, Salzburg, and Carinthia (1,052.1, 1,035.3, and 961.9, respectively). Then come Lower Austria (886.7), Styria (825.8), Vorarlberg (787.7), Vienna (786.6) and Burgenland (769).

One thousand four hundred fifty-eight vaccinations were performed on Sunday, and most of them – 1,298 stings – were booster vaccinations (4th, 5th, and every other vaccination dose). Five million two hundred seventy-nine thousand eight hundred fifty-nine people, or 58.5 percent of Austrians, have been validly vaccinated as recommended by the National Immunization Panel (NIG). A total of 731,299 people have received a booster vaccination to date. The protection rate is highest in Burgenland, with 66 percent. In Lower Austria, 61.7 percent of the population has basic immunization, and in Styria, 60.1 percent. After Tyrol (56.9), Vienna (56.6), Carinthia (55.7), Vorarlberg (55.4), and Salzburg (54.8), Upper Austria brings up the rear with 54.2 percent.

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