In the federal state of Salzburg, the seven-day incidence, i.e. the number of new infections in the last seven days extrapolated to 100,000 inhabitants, has leveled off between 135 and 150 in the last week, and the number of new infections also confirms the current “sideways movement” in the corona events. However, there are major differences in the vaccination status.
Corona trend points further down
The corona trend in Austria is currently pointing in the right direction. According to the working document of the traffic light commission meeting today, the numbers are going down or stagnating everywhere except in Carinthia. …
Salzburg on Corona traffic light orange
The Corona traffic light commission rated Salzburg again today as “orange – high risk”, as were Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Carinthia and Vorarlberg. There is a medium risk (yellow) in Styria and Tyrol, Burgenland was placed on a low risk (yellow-green).
Differences between vaccinated and unvaccinated people
The incidences of the different age groups are still strongly related to their respective vaccination coverage. “For the under 5 year olds the value is around 40, for the 5 to 19 year olds an average of over 300, for the 20 to 34 year olds it is more than 200. After that, the figure goes continuously to a level of around 50 the over 60-year-olds back ”, says the head of the national statistics Gernot Filipp.
Flachgau leads seven-day incidence
Most recently, the regional spread of the corona virus in Salzburg has increased again. “In 103 municipalities there is currently at least one active case, in 61 places the seven-day incidence is over 100, in 20 over 250”, says Filipp and adds: “In Flachgau the seven-day incidence has been for a week increased again and is ahead of all other districts with 220. In the city of Salzburg, the situation stabilized after a few days with a sharp decline at around 170, but is still ahead of the national average. These include Tennengau with 141, Pongau with 96, Pinzgau with 79 and Lungau with 75. “
Number of hospital patients is falling
A slight relaxation of the situation can be observed in Salzburg’s hospitals. “The number of inpatient cases is currently falling slightly and is currently 40. After a decline, the number of Covid intensive care patients has recently risen again to eleven, with an average age of 58 years,” explains Filipp.
Traffic light commission decides this afternoon
After the red switch (very high risk) on September 16, Salzburg was switched back to “orange – high risk” by the Corona traffic light commission last week. The current decision of the experts is expected in the course of this afternoon.