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.
Number of recoveries significantly higher
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.
More than 3,000 deaths with corona
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.
So far, 20,814 people (+233 compared to the last morning report) have tested positive for Covid-19 in Salzburg. According to EMS, the number of actively infected people in the state is currently 4,825 (-651). There are currently 223 Covid 19 patients in the hospital, 28 of whom are being cared for in the intensive care unit.
Actively infected by district:
- Flachgau 1.512 (+11)
- City of Salzburg 1,287 (-111)
- Tennengau 446 (-24)
- Pongau 606 (-33)
- Pinzgau 771 (-496)
- Lungau 203 (+2)
Four more Covid-19-related deaths have been reported to health officials (ages 67, 77, 83, 86). This brings the number of deaths to 166.
Dead by district:
- Flachgau 31
- City of Salzburg 29
- Tennengau 16
- Pongau 51
- Pinzgau 27
- Lungau 12
New infections by federal state:
- Burgenland: 107
- Carinthia: 180
- Lower Austria: 619
- Oberösterreich: 521
- Salzburg: 232
- Steiermark: 343
- Tirol: 268
- Vorarlberg: 112
- Wien: 366