In the federal capital, the number rose from 552 to 825 after the second round. The lion’s share of 780 is accounted for by the older kids who take part in the “Alles Gurgelt” program. Specifically, 748 schoolchildren from the fifth grade and 32 people who are part of the school staff tested positive in Vienna, as Education City Councilor Christoph Wiederkehr (NEOS) announced to the APA. 45 more cases were discovered during the second examination in the elementary schools, as the education ministry reported to the APA. In Vienna, the “Alles flushes” program of the Ministry of Education is used in elementary schools. In all other age groups, the Vienna ministry program “Alles gurgelt” is carried out.
30 students in Salzburg tested positive
The figures from the other federal states, in which PCR tests are only carried out at the beginning of the first week, have been available since Wednesday. Specifically, 124 cases were reported from Upper Austria, 50 from Lower Austria, 33 from Tyrol, 32 from Styria, 30 from Salzburg, 26 from Carinthia, eight from Vorarlberg and three from Burgenland.
184 classes blocked in Vienna
The number of partially closed locations has decreased in Vienna, currently 184 classes in 159 schools are closed. The last time it was 206, a week ago 606. The number of closed classes was reduced to 251 days across the whole of Germany on Wednesday. In principle, only the direct contact persons have to be in quarantine.
Two corona tests a week
“The number of cases in schools in Vienna show that the pandemic is not over yet and that Vienna’s test strategy with at least two PCR tests per week is important in order to detect infected pupils and school staff in good time. This shows that the The measures we have taken have an effect, “says Wiederkehr with conviction.