Covid-19 situation in Upper Austria: 420 new infections, hospital capacities were increased (as of March 28, 5 p.m.)


Upper Austria. From March 27th to March 28th, 420 new Covid-19 infections were reported by the state of Upper Austria, after 539 the previous day. A total of 4,622 Upper Austrians are currently infected. In view of the increasing numbers, the hospital beds were also increased in Upper Austria from Saturday, March 27th.

The number of current Covid-19 cases in Upper Austria is 4,622 on March 28, 5 p.m., after 4,874 the previous day. A total of 97,802 reported cases have so far been recorded in Upper Austria (including recovered and deceased people). The number of people in quarantine was 12,144 as of March 28.

By far the most cases in absolute numbers were also recorded on March 28th, as of 5 p.m., in the Vöcklabruck district with 617 cases, after 660 on the previous day. The Braunau district has 508 active cases (previous day 500), the Linz-Land district 411 (previous day 463) and the city of Linz 399 (previous day 423). All other districts and cities are currently below the 400 mark.

Most cases per 100,000 inhabitants are currently in the Braunau district with 481, ahead of the Vöcklabruck district with 449, the Kirchdorf district with 443, Wels-Stadt with 435 and the Freistadt district with 411. All other districts and cities are currently below the 400- Brand.

All figures from the individual districts are below to find.

420 new positive cases, action in high incidence counties (March 28)

From March 27th to March 28th at noon, 420 new positive cases were reported in Upper Austria, after 539 cases the previous day.

The state of Upper Austria wants to counteract the high 7-day incidences in districts with the action plan “Prevention instead of blocking”. An incidence of 400 over several days – here there is a risk of compulsory testing to leave the country – is to be prevented. Details on

The 7-day incidence in Upper Austria is 226.9 (previous day: 227.1) on March 28, and 251 throughout Austria (previous day: 251.8) – according to AGES Dashboard. The highest incidence in Upper Austria was in the Vöcklabruck district on March 28 with 374.4, the Rohrbach district had the lowest incidence with 107.9. All details are on Dashboard of the state of Upper Austria to find.

Situation with virus mutations

On March 28, the number of suspected virus mutations in Upper Austria was 2,475 (previous day 2,566).

Current status of South Africa mutation (March 28)

  • Gmunden district: 1 suspected case and 5 confirmed cases.
  • Vöcklabruck district: 2 confirmed cases
  • Linz-Stadt district: 10 suspected cases
  • Linz-Land district: 2 confirmed cases

Vaccination status in Upper Austria

As of March 27th, 255,170 vaccinations were carried out in Upper Austria (previous day: 235,142), of which

  • Retirement and nursing homes (APH): 22.807
  • Hospitals: 24,776
  • Over 80 (outside APH): 59,419
  • Resident doctors: 2,051
  • Emergency services: 6,400
  • Institutions under the Equal Opportunities Act: 6.171
  • Impfstraßen: 16,317
  • High-risk patients and close relatives: 38,944
  • New: Educational institutions: 13,399
  • 2. Teilimpfung: 64.886

The total number of vaccinated people in Upper Austria is 190,284 people, after 178,835 people the day before.

Registration for the next possible vaccination offer for everyone aged 16 and over is open possible. However, this is not yet a registration for a specific vaccination date. At the same time, those responsible ask for reliable compliance with vaccination appointments.

Vaccination offers for people over 65 years of age

The decree of the Ministry of Health dated March 15, according to which the population group over 65 years of age must be given preference in vaccinating, has a corresponding effect on the vaccination plan of the state of Upper Austria. The over 65-year-olds are now gradually receiving a vaccination offer, according to the plan, a first part of the employees in the education sector will be vaccinated at the end of March (starting with childcare facilities and elementary schools). All details on the current procedure of the state of Upper Austria are available at

At the same time, the state of Upper Austria accepts the recommendation of the National Vaccination Committee to extend the interval between the first and second vaccination for vaccines from BioNTech / Pfizer and Moderna to six weeks. This means that around 67,000 more first vaccinations can be carried out in Upper Austria in the next few weeks. More information on

Corona tests carried out in Upper Austria, positive rate at 0.28 percent

On March 27, a total of 24,262 corona tests (PCR + antigen) were carried out in Upper Austria (excluding pharmacies and businesses).

  • PCR-Tests: 2.643
  • Antigen tests: 21,619, including 21,466 antigen tests in the country’s test lanes

From January 25th to March 28th, 2 p.m., a total of 1,350,613 rapid tests were carried out in Upper Austria. 3,770 tests were positive, the positive rate is still 0.28 percent.

The registration for the permanent test offer in Upper Austria, including the locations with mobile test teams, is open possible. All information including locations and opening times can be found here.

Tests of people with symptoms are still only to be carried out after prior contact with health number 1450.

The country’s new test bus in use

Since Thursday, March 25th, a test bus from the state of Upper Austria has been in use, which can be sent precisely to those places with a high 7-day incidence. More info:

Situation in hospitals, beds were increased (March 28)

The number of people in Upper Austria who are treated for a coronavirus disease in a normal ward in the hospital is 218 as of March 28, 5 p.m. (Lecture 213). 69 people need intensive medical care (previous day: 67).

In the Upper Austrian hospitals, the crisis plans were reactivated and the intensive care capacities were expanded. The number of beds was increased on Saturday March 27th. Due to the current trend and the AGES forecast calculation, 103 intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients and 147 ICU beds for other clinical pictures are currently being operated within level 3. In addition, 400 beds are available for Covid-19 patients in the normal wards.

Positive cases in schools (March 28)

There are currently 253 Upper Austria. School locations (previous day 268) affected by Covid-19: 506 students (previous day 542), 51 teachers (previous day 50) and twelve people (previous day 13), who are part of the other school staff, have tested positive for Covid-19 (status : March 27, 2021).

Situation in the old people’s and nursing homes (March 28)

Currently, 23 employees and ten residents in 19 Upper Austrian retirement and nursing homes have tested positive for Covid-19. There were no changes compared to the previous day (as of March 27, 2021).

1,586 deaths in Upper Austria (March 28)

As of March 28, 5 p.m., the statistics count 1,586 deaths in connection with Covid-19 in Upper Austria. Three deaths had to be reported in the past 24 hours:

  • 86-year-old patient, living in the Braunau district, previous illnesses unknown, date of death: 27.03. (St. Josef Braunau Hospital)
  • 80-year-old patient, living in the Kirchdorf district, with previous illnesses, date of death: 26.03. (Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen Clinic Kirchdorf-Steyr, Kirchdorf location)
  • 81-year-old man, living in the Ried district, previous illnesses unknown, date of death: 12.03. (Merciful Sisters Hospital Ried)

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