966 people were in the hospital on Thursday morning, 39 more than were reported the day before. 55 people are being cared for in intensive care units. Although no further deaths were reported on Thursday, the Covid 19 pandemic has claimed 20,700 lives in Austria so far, the difference of ten compared to the previous day is based on late reports.
The increase in reported corona infections in the past two weeks has already led to a slight increase in hospital occupancy. This trend in hospitals is likely to continue according to Wednesday’s Covid forecast. In two weeks, the model computers expect more than 1,000 infected people on normal wards.
In its current risk assessment, the Corona Commission comes to the conclusion that the most recent epidemiological development means a medium risk for all of Austria. The traffic light is therefore yellow. As far as the individual federal states are concerned, there is a medium risk in Carinthia and Upper Austria. In contrast, the current situation in Burgenland, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol and Vienna is associated with a low risk. A very low risk is seen in Vorarlberg.