Data chaos causes confusion about corona deaths

On Saturday, the authorities reported 7,151 new corona infections. Surprising: Austria had 89 fewer corona deaths overnight.

On Saturday were after “Today”-Information 7.151 Corona new infectionsreported in the past 24 hours. However, Austria had 89 fewer corona deaths overnight. The reason for the data chaos: According to the Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), this is a “correction of the number of deaths that affects the beginning of the pandemic”.

The week opened on Monday after a five-digit increase in virus cases with almost 7,000 new corona infections. On Tuesday there were around 9,000 cases again – a lot, but on Tuesday the previous week the country still had well over 12,000 new virus cases. On Wednesday were after “Today”-Information 13,048 new corona cases reported, on Thursday there were a total of 9,596, on Friday 7,490. So now 7,151.

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