6,186 new corona infections on Friday in Austria – corona vaccination

More than 6,000 new corona infections on Friday in Austria.
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In Austria there were 6,186 new corona infections. On Friday there were 99 intensive care patients, fewer than for a long time.

Across Austria, 6,186 new infections with SARS-CoV-2 were registered on Friday. That is about the weekly average of 6,119 positive tests per day. 21 Covid deaths were added to 18,138 deceased, but announced late reports were still pending. The number of infected intensive care patients fell below 100 for the first time in eight months. There were exactly 99 on Friday, as few as last on August 26, 2021. There are still 1,353 Covid hospital patients in total.

New corona infections in Austria on Friday broken down by federal state

In Burgenland, 56 positive tests were added within 24 hours, in Carinthia 330 and in Lower Austria 1,772, according to data from the Ministry of the Interior and Health. There were 901 new infections in Upper Austria, 331 in Salzburg and 561 in Styria. Tyrol reported 280 more infections, Vorarlberg 198 and Vienna 1,757. The Austria-wide seven-day incidence (total number of new infections within one week) fell to 477 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Over 4 million corona cases confirmed in Austria

Since the beginning of the pandemic there have been 4,135,344 confirmed and a suspected high number of unconfirmed cases in Austria. Officially, 4,034,609 people have been infected, and within the past 24 hours 7,765 were considered free of the virus again. As of Friday, there are around 82,600 active cases. In the past 24 hours, 239,531 PCR tests were registered, 2.6 percent of which were positive.

There were 1,353 infected people in the hospital, 29 fewer than were reported the day before and 274 fewer than a week ago. The number of intensive care patients has fallen by 14 since Thursday and by 28 patients compared to the previous week.

Corona reproduction number

The effective number of reproductions, which shows how many other people are infected by an infected person, has meanwhile increased again slightly. The experts from the Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) and Graz University of Technology reported a value of 0.88 on Friday (previous week: 0.82). The number of reproductions is below the critical mark of 1.0 in all federal states. However, the daily newly diagnosed cases remain at elevated levels everywhere, it has been stressed.

Fewer than 4,300 corona vaccinations on Thursday

4,268 vaccinations were carried out on Thursday. Of these, 158 were first bites, 413 were second vaccinations and 3,697 were third vaccinations.

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