The number of new coronavirus infections in Austria continues to decline: According to AGES, 3,557 new corona cases were reported on Monday.
The number of patients who tested positive and had to be treated in local hospitals also continued to decline. As of Monday morning, there were 2,154 people with Covid-19 in the hospital, 176 fewer than on Sunday. 119 people are being cared for in intensive care units.
Fewer corona patients in the hospital
That’s nine fewer than the day before, but there was only a decrease of one patient in the weekly comparison for the seriously ill. A total of 375 fewer infected people now have to be treated in hospital than a week ago.
3,557 new corona infections – seven-day incidence falls
The seven-day incidence dropped to 644.9 cases per 100,000 population. There are currently 88,144 laboratory-confirmed active cases in Austria, 8,500 fewer than the day before. A week ago, 6,606 new infections were registered. Today’s 3,557 new cases are well below the average of the past seven days, with 8,318 new infections every day.
Significantly fewer PCR tests at the weekend
However, there is also significantly less testing at the weekend. A total of only 12,673 PCR and antigen rapid tests have been registered in the past 24 hours. Of these, 12,391 were meaningful PCR tests, the positive rate was 28.7 percent. On average, more than 111,600 PCR analyzes were carried out every day in the past week, with an average of 7.4 percent of the PCR tests being positive. Since the beginning of the pandemic there have already been 5,402,162 confirmed cases in Austria.
Five more deaths were reported, with 37 deaths recorded in the past seven days. In total, the Covid 19 pandemic has claimed 20,899 lives in Austria since it broke out. 231.5 people per 100,000 inhabitants have already died as a result of an infection.
530 corona vaccinations carried out on Sunday
530 corona vaccinations were carried out on Sunday, 480 of which were booster vaccinations (4th, 5th and every further vaccination dose). A total of 1,055,008 people have received a booster vaccination so far.