The number of new corona infections in Austria remains above the 3,000 mark and is therefore very high: 3,582 new cases have been documented since yesterday, Thursday, according to data from the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health on Friday. For comparison: last Friday there were 2,432 new infections. There was an increase in the number of patients in the hospital: more than 1,000 people now have to be cared for there, 224 in the intensive care unit.
The seven-day incidence per 100,000 population climbed once again significantly on Friday. Currently, the value across Austria is 224.8 after 212 on Thursday. The new front runner among the federal states with the highest seven-day incidence is Salzburg with 336, followed by Upper Austria, Lower Austria and Styria (326, 244.8 and 214.5 respectively). Tyrol (193.4), Carinthia (190.9), Vienna (161.9), Vorarlberg (127.7) and Burgenland (116.6) also follow.
In absolute terms, most new cases in the past 24 hours were reported in Upper Austria (799), followed by Lower Austria (725). In the federal capital Vienna there were 527 new infections, in Styria 466 and in Salzburg 374. In Carinthia there were 258 new infections, in Tyrol 257, in Vorarlberg 95 and in Burgenland 81.
Since the start of the corona pandemic in February 2020, 791,226 confirmed corona cases have been documented in Austria. Since then, 751,994 people have recovered and 11,233 have died. In the past 24 hours, 13 people died of or as a result of Covid-19. There have been 82 deaths in the past seven days. 27,999 people are currently suffering from Covid-19.
For the first time since mid-May, there are more than 1,000 Covid patients in Austria’s hospitals, specifically 1,004. That is 36 more than yesterday Thursday and 131 more than a week ago. 224 people are cared for in intensive care units. That is ten more seriously ill than yesterday and eight more than a week ago.
The progress made in vaccination in Austria, however, remains low. 11,870 corona vaccinations were carried out on Thursday. According to the data in the e-vaccination pass, a total of 5,834,562 people have already received at least one partial vaccination. That’s 65.3 percent of the population. 5,547,389 people (62.1 percent) are already fully immunized.
The full immunization rates by age group shows the following picture: 51.8 percent of the 12- to 24-year-olds are fully immunized, in the 25 to 34-year-old age group the rate is 60.5 percent and for the 35 to 44-year-olds 66 percent. 70.2 percent of people between 45 and 54 years of age are twice protected against Covid-19, 78.8 percent in the 55 to 64 group. The 65 to 74 year olds have a full immunization rate of 83.9 percent, the 75- up to 84-year-olds 88.8 percent and the group 85 plus 89 percent.
The vaccination rate (fully immunized) is highest in Burgenland at 69.6 percent. In Lower Austria 64.9 percent of the population are vaccinated, in Styria 62.8 percent. After Vienna (61.2), Vorarlberg (61.1), Tyrol (60.3), Carinthia (58.6) and Salzburg (58.4), Upper Austria brings up the rear with a vaccination rate of 57.1 percent.