With 5,496 new infections, the Corona variant Omikron, which has also been dominant in Austria since the end of the previous year, has more than doubled the number of cases compared to the previous week. Last Tuesday there were 2,416 new infections, with a PCR test positive rate of 0.1 percent of the approximately 1.96 million tests. Currently there were only around 365,000 tests, but they had a positive rate of 1.5 percent.
Omikron increases new infections
There were over 5,000 new infections with 5,663 last on December 8th when the previous delta wave slowly came to an end. The 5,496 cases of the developing Omikron wave reported today are in any case well above the seven-day average of 3,687 and provide a seven-day incidence of 288.9 per 100,000 inhabitants. Active cases rose from 3,432 to 37,762, those of hospital patients by 21 to 1,038 people, while intensive care fell by four to 316 people.
New infections in the federal states
- Burgenland: 88
- Carinthia: 110
- Lower Austria: 700
- Upper Austria: 690
- Salzburg: 513
- Styria: 391
- Tyrol: 1,138
- Vorarlberg: 277
- Vienna: 1,589
More corona vaccinations again
There have been 25 appointments since, 112 within the past week. A total of 13,784 deaths in connection with Covid-19 have been reported since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in Austria, which is 154.3 people per 100,000 inhabitants.
The number of vaccinations rose after the New Year’s Eve weekend to 41,828 stitches, which were carried out on Monday – it was 18,093 on Sunday. The number of first stitches yesterday was just under ten percent, a total of 70.9 percent of Austrians have valid vaccination protection. In Burgenland (76.4 percent) and Lower Austria (72.8 percent) the value is above average, while Upper Austria remains at the bottom with just 66.5 percent.
When it comes to incidences, Tyrol is currently at the top with 581.6, and Salzburg, Vienna and Vorarlberg (440, 372.1 and 308.6, respectively) are in the lead. In these four federal states, the values are each above the Austrian average of 288.9.