Covid-19 situation in Upper Austria: 265 new infections, over 10,000 Upper Austrians have already been vaccinated (as of January 16, 5 p.m.)


Upper Austria. From January 15th to 16th, the state of Upper Austria reported 265 new Covid-19 cases, after 263 the previous day. As of January 16, 7 a.m., 12,706 people in Upper Austria had been vaccinated.

 The  number of current Covid-19 cases in Upper Austria is 2,307 currently infected on January 16, 5 p.m., after 2,407 the previous day. A total of 77,130 cases have been recorded in Upper Austria so far (including recovered and deceased people). As of January 16, the number of people in quarantine was 8,787.

All regions of Upper Austria are currently below 300 infected people, the Gmunden district currently has 288 cases (previous day 278), most of them in absolute numbers and also in per mille of the total population (2.83).

In the Braunau district, 256 people are currently infected with Covid-19 (previous day 276). © The  Linz-Land district counted 212 cases as of January 16 (previous day 248). ©

 The  Vöcklabruck district has 209 current cases (previous day 206).

All other districts and cities are below 200 current cases.

All figures from the individual districts are below to find.

265 new positive cases (January 16)

From January 15th to 16th, 266 new infections were reported in Upper Austria, after 263 the previous day.


 The  BMSGPK reported 805 more cases for Upper Austria on January 14th. ©

 The se cases can be traced back to an unannounced system change in the internal dashboard of the federal government from January 13th to 14th, after which those sick people are now also counted who only have a positive antigen test without PCR confirmation. So far, only PCR-confirmed positive antigen tests have been counted.

Virus mutation arrived in Upper Austria (as of January 16)

Currently (as of January 15) there is a suspicion that two people in a community in the Braunau district have contracted the new virus mutation. ©

 The  Styrian authorities have already been informed and the persons concerned have been officially segregated. Further surveys and tests in the people’s environment are being carried out intensively in order to be able to quickly track down further contact persons and test them as well.


 The  English variant of the Sars Cov-2 virus is more contagious than the previous variants. ©

 The  reason is the better binding of the virus to the body cells. ©

 The  disease courses of the English variant are not more severe. Due to the higher infection rate, however, more people become ill in a shorter time. This can lead to the utilization of the health system more quickly. Thus, the hygiene measures, distance and MNS are still the most important measures in preventing the spread of Covid-19 disease. Evidence of the new mutations can be found all over Austria, as of today also in Upper Austria ”, says Tilman Königswieser, head of the Salzkammergut Clinic.

Vaccination status in Upper Austria – registration for vaccination for people over 80 years of age (16 January)

From Tuesday, the state of Upper Austria will start vaccinating people over 80 who do not live in old people’s and nursing homes. Registrations for this have been possible since Friday, January 15th. Telephone registration: 0732/7720 78 700, information:


 The  rush to start on Friday afternoon was great, the online systems and the hotline were initially overloaded. ©

 The  hotline was dialed a total of 14,000 times. More information here:

By the end of January, around 30 percent of people over the age of 80 in Upper Austria should be able to be vaccinated. A reservation system will be set up as soon as further vaccine is available, interested parties will be notified. More under

Positive rate at 0.86 percent (January 16)


 The  state of Upper Austria offers free rapid antigen tests at selected locations. All information about the locations and the process is available on the Homepage of the state of Upper Austria.


 The  positive rate for the rapid antigen tests, which are offered in Upper Austria independently of the mass tests, is 0.86 percent today, as it was the day before.

From December 20 to January 15, 124,878 such antigen tests were carried out in Upper Austria, 1,068 of which were positive. On January 15th, 2,807 Upper Austrians were tested, 22 of which were positive.


 The  additional offer of free tests for old people’s and nursing home visitors in Covid-Drive-Ins of Upper Austria and Upper Austria Red Cross will be extended until further notice. An appointment in the old people’s and nursing home must be arranged in advance. All information about the process under

Since a “free test” will not take place, the tests in Upper Austria will be postponed from January 15th to 17th to January 22nd to 24th. Instead of mass tests, the state of Upper Austria and the city of Linz also want to rely on continuous testing instead of mass testing after the current lockdown has ended. More information at

1,368 deaths in Upper Austria (as of January 16)

As of January 16, 5 p.m., the statistics counted 1,368 deaths in connection with Covid-19 in Upper Austria.

A recent death in connection with Covid-19 had to be reported on January 16. In addition, four late registrations were recorded. (Please note: In the case of “place of death unknown”, the actual place of death is usually at home or in a nursing home).

Current deaths:

  • 68-year-old patient, living in the Gmunden district, with previous illnesses, date of death: 15.01. (Salzkammergut Clinic, Bad Ischl)

Late registrations:

  • 84-year-old woman, living in the Perg district, with previous illnesses, date of death: 11.01. (SENIORium Bad Kreuzen)
  • 87-year-old man, residing in the Perg district, previous illnesses unknown, date of death: 14.01. (State Hospital Amstetten)
  • 84-year-old man, living in the Kirchdorf district, previous illnesses unknown, date of death: 13.01. (BAPH Micheldorf)
  • 98-year-old patient, living in the Linz-Stadt district, with previous illnesses, date of death: 12.01. (Clinic unknown)

Situation in hospitals (January 16)


 The  number of people who have to be treated in hospital for a coronavirus disease has fallen further. On January 16, 5 p.m., there were 292 people in Upper Austria, after 300 the day before. 52 people, one more than the day before, are being looked after intensively.


 The  number of intensive care beds kept in the Upper Austrian hospitals has recently been reduced: In Upper Austria, due to the current trend and the AGES forecast calculation within level 3, 100 intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients (instead of 125) and 150 ICU beds for other clinical pictures are available operated.

Situation in the old people’s and nursing homes (January 16)

Currently in 61 (previous day 61) Upper Austrian old people’s and nursing homes 143 employees (previous day 145) and 231 residents (previous day 247) tested positive for Covid-19 (as of January 15, 2021).

Positive cases in schools (January 16)

Currently, 96 (previous day 95) Upper Austrian school locations are affected by Covid-19: 107 students (previous day 102), 23 teachers (previous day 26) and eight (previous day eight) people who are part of the other school staff are positive for Covid-19 tested (as of January 15, 2021).

Number of tests in Upper Austria


 The  crisis team points out that (apart from the voluntary antigen tests) tests with symptoms are only possible after prior contact with health number 1450. “We ask citizens not to go to the drive-ins unannounced.”

  • January 15: 1,104 (plus 201 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • 14 January: 1,614 (plus 140 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • 13 January: 1,421 (plus 165 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • January 12: 1,346 (plus 195 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • January 11: 1,415 (plus 414 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • January 10: 1,117 (plus 6 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • January 9: 1,320 (plus 36 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • January 8: 1,599 (plus 332 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • 7 January: 1,583 (plus 145 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • January 6: 1,239 (plus 23 antigen tests by the resident doctors)
  • January 5th: 2,003 (plus 165 antigen tests by resident doctors according to the current status)
  • 4 January: 1,503 (plus 447 antigen tests by resident doctors according to the current status)
  • 3 January: 1,171 (plus 1,291 antigen tests by resident doctors)
  • January 2: 2.210
  • January 1: 2,322

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