The number of new CoV infections in the federal state of Salzburg continues to rise slightly. For the time being, however, there will be no further exit controls for communities, according to the Salzburg governor’s office. Nevertheless, restrictions are possible for the Flachgau, for example, because the numbers there are increasing particularly sharply.
Since Monday, Flachgau has been a high-risk coronavirus area with a seven-day incidence of 613. If the incidence in Flachgau remains above 500 for a week, the governor has to act on the basis of the high-risk decree of the Ministry of Health. Then exit controls would be possible for an entire district, as they have been in the Upper Austrian district of Braunau since Tuesday.
CoV numbers are increasing in Flachgau and Pongau
The Flachgau community of Ebenau has been under surveillance by the authorities for the past few days. An exit control has been off the table since Tuesday, according to Christian Pucher, spokesman for Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP), because the seven-day incidence has been around a third lower since Monday. In all of Salzburg the incidence on the national celebration is 420, on Monday it was 400.
In Pongau, the municipality of Radstadt leads the CoV statistics. The seven-day incidence there is over 1,400. The number of infected people is increasing slightly. However, further exit controls are not planned for the time being, said Pucher.
Exit controls for district or individual municipalities
Exit controls are possible at district or community level. In some Tennengau municipalities, controls are currently being carried out due to the high number of infections, including, for example, Adnet, Annaberg and St. Koloman.
The CoV situation in Adnet and Annaberg is slowly easing, the incidences have been falling in both communities for days. The number of infections in St. Koloman is stagnating or even increasing slightly. The incidence remains above 1,400. According to Christian Pucher, it is still unclear whether the ban on St. Koloman can be lifted on October 31, due to current developments.