And now, as forecast, the declining number of new infections will also affect the number of Covid patients who will be treated in the hospitals and when. There are 134 today, 26 of them in the intensive care unit. The proportion of vaccine breakthroughs in new infections is also falling and is currently just under a fifth.
7-day incidence in those over 75, under 100
The 7-day incidences are falling in all age groups; it is highest at around 560 among 5 to under 19-year-olds, with 10 to 14-year-olds having the maximum value at 640. “In the other age groups, the seven-day incidence is significantly lower, lowest among those over 75 years of age, where at 75 it fell below 100 for the first time since the beginning of October. This is where the effect of the booster vaccinations is particularly clearly visible, ”reports state statistician Gernot Filipp.
Big difference between vaccinated and unvaccinated
Whether one is vaccinated or not has a clear effect on the contagion values: The seven-day incidence in the vaccinated people is around 130, that of the unvaccinated is still 720.
Reproductive factor at a low level
The number of reproductions fell below 1 for the first time in almost two months ten days ago and has since fallen continuously to around 0.8 and is now at a very low level of 0.72.
Most of the actively infected in the Lungau
The number of actively infected people in the state is currently 3,362, divided among the districts this is 1,098 in Flachgau, in the state capital 894, 547 in Tennengau, 387 in Pongau, 377 in Pinzgau and 59 in Lungau.
Highest values in Tennengau, lowest in Flachgau
All districts continue to show a strong downward trend, in Tennbengau with 402 and in Flachgau with 365 the daily incidence is above the national average, Pongau with 259 and in the city of Salzburg with 268 the values are below the national level. In Pinzgau with 248 and in Lungau with 169, the seven-day incidences have been lowest for two weeks.
Salzburg is approaching the national average
With a value of 302, Salzburg is approaching the national average of 291.6 for the seven-day incidence. Vorarlberg currently has higher values with 538.8, Tyrol with 356.5 and Carinthia (332.7) and Upper Austria 332.2 practically on a par. Styria (272.9), Lower Austria (258.6), Vienna (221.9) and Burgenland with 169.6 are below Salzburg’s values.
Covid deaths are getting younger
So far there have been 769 connections with Covid-19. In November, a total of 86 people died of Corona, around three quarters were over 75 years old. In December there are currently 55 deceased, of which more than the second was younger than 75.
Fourth wave brought extreme values
The previous corona waves differ greatly in intensity, analyzes Gernot Filipp: “In the first wave in spring 2020 there was a maximum seven-day incidence of just over 100 and the number of active cases was always below 1,000. In the second wave in autumn of last year, the values were already significantly higher. So it peaked at around 750 and the number of active cases quickly reached 5,000. The third wave this spring was somewhat milder with maximum values of 285 for the incidence and 2,800 for the active cases. So far, the fourth wave has hit us hardest by far, where the seven-day-day incidence of deaths has risen to almost 1,800 and the number of active cases has risen to almost 15,000, ”said the statistician.
The vaccination rate has increased by almost 10 percentage points since September
The vaccination rate of the total population is currently 65.7 percent, and 69.3 percent of the population have received at least one dose. Compared to September 1, the vaccination rate among the fully immunized dies by 9.5 percentage points. At that time the value was 56.2 percent.
From Christmas on the increase is easier
As strong as the rise of the fourth wave was, the war in the past few weeks has also been the decline. Within around four weeks, the 7-day incidence decreased by around 1,470 points from 1,770 to 302. State statistician Filipp takes a look into the near future: “Even after the lockdown, this sustainable trend will continue. The decline will, however, weaken and from around Christmas onwards, the number of cases will rise, but from today’s point of view this will be very moderate, ”said the prognosis from an earlier point of view. However, it must be taken into account that the corona virus is also somewhat unpredictable and that science is learning new things every day. Likewise, from today’s point of view, Filipp cannot yet make a clear statement about the effect of the Omikron variant on the further course of the infection process.
The statistical key data for Salzburg at a glance:
- 3,362 actively infected people
- 7 day incidence: 301.6
- 134 Covid patients in the hospital, 26 of them in intensive care
- So far a total of 769 registered sights
- 100,537 infections in total to date
- Reproduction number 0.72
- 7-day incidence districts: Pongau 259, Tennengau 402, Lungau 169, City of Salzburg 268, Flachgau 365 and Pinzgau 248.
- Total population vaccination rate: 65.7 percent fully immunized, 69.3 percent received at least one dose