On Wednesday, AGES registered 14,233 new infections, and the number of patients in hospitals rose by 131 to 2,116. The seven-day incidence climbed back above 1,000 and was 1,013 cases per 100,000 population.
As of Wednesday, there were 130,894 active cases in Austria, 7,651 more than the day before. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 5,210,285 confirmed infections have been registered. 5,058,597 people have recovered, and 6,580 were considered healthy again within the past 24 hours. Two deaths were reported the previous day, according to Thursday’s AGES update.
As of Thursday morning, 2,116 people were in the hospital, 131 more than were reported the day before. 100 people were cared for in intensive care units. That number has increased by 20 since the previous day and has increased by 33 patients in a week.
Against the background of the increasing number of Covid infections, Edgar Wutscher, Vice President of the Austrian Medical Association and Federal Curia Chairman of the resident doctors, appealed to exhaust all possibilities in the fight against the pandemic. “The pandemic is not over yet, even if we all wish it was. We all have to take action now so that the situation doesn’t get out of control.” Wutscher therefore advises to use the mask again.
20,527 vaccinations were carried out on Wednesday, of which 18,767 were booster vaccinations (4th, 5th and every further vaccination dose). 5,278,972 people and thus 58.5 percent of Austrians are validly vaccinated according to the recommendation of the National Vaccination Committee (NIG).
The federal state with the highest seven-day incidence is currently Tyrol with 1196.9, followed by Upper Austria, Salzburg and Carinthia (1189.9, 1148.5 and 1072.5 respectively). Lower Austria (973.5), Styria (952.7), Burgenland (911.3), Vorarlberg (878.5) and Vienna (864.9) follow.