13,592 new infections, more than 600 intensive care patients

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While the number of new infections is falling, the number of intensive care patients increases dramatically. Currently, 619 out of a total of 3246 corona patients in the hospitals are in the intensive care units. 53 people have died since yesterday.

The coronavirus situation in Austria continues to worsen on the fourth day of the fourth nationwide lockdown. More and more Covid 19 patients need intensive care. In all of Austria there are currently 619 people with a Covid 19 infection in the intensive care unit, 41 more than the day before. The last time they were occupied was on April 12 – more than seven months ago – with 611 patients. According to the Ministry of Health, the strong increase within one day is due to technical problems with the report from Salzburg. The current value therefore also includes the intensive care bed occupancy in Salzburg from the previous day. No additional intensive care patients were reported from the state on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The daily number of new infections is significantly lower today than it was yesterday. Health and Interior Ministry reports 13,592 new cases. That is just below the average of the past week, with 13,918 new cases added every day. A week ago, too, there were significantly more new infections with 15,145. The seven-day incidence is 1090.7. There are already 152,483 confirmed actively infected people across Austria.

As of today, 3246 corona patients are being cared for in hospitals, 34 more than yesterday. A week ago it was 2787. As of yesterday, 53 people with a Covid 19 infection have died. There have been 330 deaths in the past week. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 12,233 people have died in Austria.

66.2 percent with valid vaccination protection

Now 5.92 million people – that is 66.2 percent of the population – have valid vaccination protection. 117,086 vaccinations were carried out on Wednesday, 78.45 percent were third stitches, and only 10.22 percent were primary immunizations.

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(APA/ed.)

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