Virus trend reverses with 1,492 new corona cases

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Corona numbers in Austria remain stable but are falling again. Most recently, however, recoveries declined significantly, and hospital numbers increased.

So far, the new year has brought 2,685 new Corona cases on Sunday, 1,257 reported infections on Monday, just over 3,000 infections on Tuesday, 3,710 new infections on Wednesday, 3,159 new diseases on Thursday and 2,903 new viral cases on Friday. According to “heute.at” information on Saturday, there are currently 1,492 new Corona cases in the latest 24 hours. There are also two Corona deaths and 2,259 recoveries reported.

A week ago Saturday, New Year’s Eve, there were 4,261 new virus cases. Currently, 1,090 Corona patients are announced in the regular wards of hospitals, an increase of one patient compared to the previous day. In intensive care units, 73 seriously ill Corona-infected patients are being treated; here, there was no change compared to Friday. Overall, Austria has 21,484 Corona deaths and 5,724,215 Corona-infected people since the pandemic outbreak. As of this writing, there are 36,236 active viral cases in the country, with a 7-day incidence of 210.8.

Effective immediately, the new Corona testing requirement for travellers to China also comes into effect. Health Minister Johannes Rauch had already announced this on Thursday. The Ministry of Health published the corresponding amendment to the entry regulation on Friday. Tourists from the People’s Republic of China must present a negative PCR test before departing for Austria. This must not be older than 48 hours. The airlines are responsible for checking the evidence and have already been informed.

The airlines are also being advised to make FFP2 masks mandatory for passengers. According to the health ministry, the next flight from China will land in Vienna on Monday. Wastewater samples from an earlier flight from China are still being evaluated. “The recommendations adopted by EU countries as part of the European Rapid Response Mechanism IPCR ensure that we quickly identify possible new virus variants and minimize the risk of spread,” said Health Minister Johannes Rauch.

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