2528 Covid 19 patients currently have to be cared for in the hospital, 70 fewer than the day before. Overall, the current corona wave is flattening out.
The current corona wave is flattening out, and the limitation of the corona test is also reflected in the falling number of cases. On Saturday, the ministries reported only 12,504 new infections within 24 hours. It was less this year only at the beginning of January. The number of dead was very high again, 40 alone have been registered since Friday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 16,208 people infected with Sars-CoV-2 have died in Austria. There were declines in hospital patients.
There were fewer new infections on January 8th with 7407 cases – but with significantly more tests. On the following Saturday, January 15, there were 16,749, twice as many within 24 hours.
The average for the past seven days also fell further on Saturday to 14,757. Across Austria there were 202,812 active cases, 16,205 fewer than the day before. The federal state with the highest seven-day incidence is currently Lower Austria with 1405.7, followed by Vienna with 1391.9, Vorarlberg with 1297.5 and Burgenland with 1252.9. It is followed by Upper Austria (1,118), Carinthia (951.4), Salzburg (902.4), Styria (888.2) and Tyrol (678).
2528 Covid-19 patients in hospital
2528 Covid 19 patients and patients had to be cared for in the hospital on Saturday, 70 fewer than on Friday. 208 people are being treated in intensive care units, five more than the day before. Within the past week, the number of seriously ill people has fallen by 17.
The 12,504 new infections came out of 382,974 meaningful PCR tests, the positive rate was 3.3 percent. On average, not even 300,000 precise PCR analyzes were carried out every day in the past week with 298,897, the positive rate was 4.9 percent. However, there are clear differences in your individual federal states. For example, Carinthia recorded a positive rate of 40.9 percent in the past 24 hours, only 267 PCR tests per 100,000 inhabitants were carried out here. The Austrian average since Friday was 4265 PCR analyzes per 100,000 inhabitants.
Very high positive rate in Upper Austria
Very high field die positive rate due to the low test number also in Upper Austria, it was 30.47. Only 432 PCR analyzes were carried out in the past 24 hours per 100,000 inhabitants. In Vorarlberg there were only 514, the positive rate was 28.5 percent in the westernmost state.
Since the beginning of the pandemic there have already been 3,976,750 confirmed cases in Austria. 3,757,730 people are considered recovered. The number of deaths is very high, 251 Covid-19 deaths were registered in the past week alone. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 180.5 people per 100,000 inhabitants have died from or with Covid-19.
On Friday, 4769 corona vaccinations were granted across Austria. Of these, only 236 were first stitches. According to the data from the e-vaccination card, a total of 6,818,162 people have already received at least one vaccination. Exactly 6,185,000 people and thus 68.9 percent of Austrians have valid vaccination protection. In the past week, 18,721 vaccination certificates have expired.