In the Spittal an der Drau district, a corona infection with the South Africa variant B.1.351 has been confirmed, the state press service announced on Sunday. It is a woman who is said to have been infected by a family member in Tyrol. In both Carinthia and Tyrol, careful contact tracing has already been ordered when the virus mutation is suspected, as has extensive environmental tests using PCR in Carinthia.
582 suspected cases in Tyrol
In the state of Tyrol, seven suspected cases of the South African mutation of the corona virus were added on Sunday. The re are now 582 such corona cases. In 201 cases the occurrence of the South African mutant was confirmed, in 142 further cases, after partial sequencing, it is very likely that it is the South African mutation. Another 239 suspected cases need to be investigated.
Of the confirmed cases, one is still actively positive, in the remaining 381 (suspected) cases there are 114. In the country, it is assumed that the majority of suspected cases will be confirmed.
Around 60 percent of the confirmed and suspected cases were still in the Schwaz district. Around 18 percent occurred in the Kufstein district and ten percent in the Innsbruck-Land district. The state capital Innsbruck accounted for over five percent and just under three percent for the Reutte district. In the Kitzbühel and Imst districts there was more than one percent and in the Landeck district less than one percent. The re was still no confirmed case or suspected case in the Lienz district.