In the last 24 hours there were just under 6,000 new infections with the corona virus in Austria. Most of the cases in Vienna were reported on Saturday with 1,843.
Corona and no end: 17 people have died in Austria from or with a Covid disease since Friday. That was above the average of 14.1 corona deaths per day last week. According to figures from the Ministry of the Interior and Health (as of Saturday, 9.30 a.m.), 1,461 Covid patients were in hospitals on Saturday, the number remained unchanged compared to Friday. 73 of them – as many as yesterday – were in intensive care units. 5,953 new infections were registered.
99 deaths have been registered in the past seven days. In total, the Covid 19 pandemic has claimed 19,194 lives in Austria since it broke out. The Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) already showed 20,424 corona deaths on its dashboard on Saturday. 212.6 people per 100,000 inhabitants have died from or with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Current figures on the corona virus on Saturday in Austria
The 5,953 new infections were below the average of 6,280 over the past seven days. The seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants was 487. On Saturday there were 85,380 active cases of SARS-CoV-2 infections in Austria, 3,194 fewer than the day before. There have been 4,782,740 confirmed cases since the pandemic began. 4,678,166 people have since recovered, with 9,130 registered as healthy in the past 24 hours.
The new corona infections in the federal states since yesterday’s report:
- Burgenland: 201
- Carinthia: 345
- Lower Austria: 1,292
- Upper Austria: 768
- Salzburg: 292
- Styria: 798
- Tyrol: 306
- Vorarlberg: 108
- Wien: 1.843
A total of 61,398 rapid PCR and antigen tests were reported in the past 24 hours, of which 56,034 were meaningful PCR tests. The positive rate of the PCR tests was 10.6 percent.
Highest seven-day incidence in Vienna
6,889 vaccinations were carried out on Friday, of which 5,488 were booster vaccinations (4th, 5th and every further vaccination dose). 5,390,789 people and thus 59.7 percent of Austrians are validly vaccinated according to the recommendations of the National Vaccination Committee (NIG).
Vienna was still the federal state with the highest seven-day incidence with 765.4, followed by Lower Austria (562.2), Burgenland (486.2) and Carinthia with 417. Then followed Salzburg (377.6), Styria (375.2), Upper Austria (366.5), Tyrol (296.4) and Vorarlberg (234.6).
Current corona situation in Austria