Coronavirus – number of new infections below 3,000 for the first time


The confirmed new infections are always lower on Mondays because laboratories feed fewer test results into the EMS epidemiological reporting system over the weekend than on weekdays. Anschober therefore presented a comparison of the previous assembly in November, the month with the “massively highest values” in the context of the pandemic in Austria. According to the minister, 5,993 new cases were registered on the first Monday of the month, a week later there were 4,657, on November 16 then 4,135, last Monday 3,145 and now, on the last of the month, 2,748.

To get below the 3,000 mark is “good and should give us motivation,” said the head of department. However, only around 15,000 tests were registered, significantly fewer than the November average, where almost 30,000 tests per day were recorded.

Fortunately, the number of recoveries was significantly higher than the number of new infections: According to Anschober, it was 4,694 within 24 hours. However, 79 deaths have also been added since Sunday. In hospitals, the number of Covid 19 patients increased by 89, in intensive care units by ten to a total of 701 seriously ill patients.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, there have been a total of 282,456 infections with SARS-CoV-2 and 3,184 deaths in connection with it since the start of the pandemic in Austria. According to this information, the number of people recovered rose to a total of 221,692. On Monday, 3,639 normal beds in hospitals across Austria were occupied with corona patients.

New infections by federal state:

Burgenland: 107

Carinthia: 180

Lower Austria: 619

Oberösterreich: 521

Salzburg: 232

Steiermark: 343

Tirol: 268

Vorarlberg: 112

Wien: 366

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