Most of those infected with CoV in Salzburg are ten to 14 years old. But more and more older people are also getting the coronavirus. The number of new infections reached an annual high on Thursday. According to the state statistician, the numbers are likely to continue to explode.
The traffic light remains on “red” in Salzburg. Due to the large number of new infections and high incidences among the unvaccinated people, the traffic light commission re-estimated the risk as “very high”. The traffic light also jumps to “red” for Lower and Upper Austria.
Tennengau as a CoV hotspot
Nationwide, the seven-day incidence on Thursday is a rapid 320 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, a jump of 50 points within one day. In the coming days, the numbers are likely to continue, because areas with high numbers of infections are now spreading across the country.
Almost 75 of the 119 Salzburg municipalities currently have an incidence of more than 250 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days. Although the places with the highest numbers are still in Tennengau, more and more new coronavirus infections are also being reported in Flachgau and Pongau.
Small or large fourth wave
Salzburg is right in the middle of the exponential growth in the number of infections, their number is also increasing faster and faster, says Gernot Filipp, head of Salzburg’s state statistics. It cannot be ruled out that the number of infections in Salzburg will rise again to peaks like the second wave in autumn a year ago.
Since Salzburg is still a long way from herd immunity to the coronavirus, despite the vaccination efforts, more and more people who have been vaccinated are falling ill with Covid-19. However, the incidence of 110 is currently only a sixth of the value of the unvaccinated. The state statistics calculated a seven-day incidence of over 630 for them.
Vaccination quota: Pinzgau ahead, Tennengau bottom
67.6 percent of all Salzburg residents aged 12 and over are fully immunized. The Pinzgau (70.9 percent) and Pongau (70.5) are the only districts to have exceeded the 70 percent mark. These include the Lungau (68.8), the Flachgau (67.5) and the city of Salzburg with 66 percent. Tennengau brings up the rear (63.1).