Because of the high number of new infections, only those infected are officially recorded for the time being. Comprehensive contact tracing is only available in sensitive areas.
In Salzburg, the contact tracing nun has to capitulate to the high number of new corona infections every day. Until further notice, only infected people will be officially recorded and sent to quarantine. Close contact persons such as household members are no longer officially segregated, the country announced on Thursday. There is also a comprehensive contact person management for meaningful areas such as retirement homes and facilities for people with disabilities.
Close contact persons are also no longer active.A discussed test, Colonel Peter Schinnerl, the head of the country’s central corona management. He appealed to personal responsibility. “If you test positive, it is now up to each individual to contact their environment.” Further Persons who have been vaccinated three times and if the FFP2 mask has been worn permanently and correctly are not considered to be contact persons.
Step-by-step plan activated
On Wednesday, Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP) declared at the meeting of the State Parliament Committee that the state’s step-by-step plan for contact tracing had been activated. People from the regional service and Salzburg AG were asked for help. “Up to 2,000 cases a day can still reasonably be done properly, with between 2,000 and 4,000 cases a day only index persons can be recorded.” In addition, contact tracing is no longer useful.
After the all-time high of 2514 new infections within 24 hours on Wednesday yesterday, 1736 new cases were reported for Salzburg on Thursday morning. According to EMS, the number of actively infected people in the state is currently 12,643. The situation in the hospitals is still stable: In the morning, 60 Covid-19 patients were in the hospital, 15 of them in the intensive care unit.