Covid 19 situation in Upper Austria: 526 new infections, hospital beds are being increased (as of March 24, 5 p.m.)


Upper Austria. From March 22nd to 23rd, the state of Upper Austria reported 526 new Covid-19 infections, after 494 the previous day. A total of 4,378 Upper Austrians are currently infected. Meanwhile, the Corona summit on Monday brought little concrete information: In Upper Austria everything will stay as it is – but there will be no easing. Details: The hospital beds are being increased in view of the increasing numbers.

The number of current Covid-19 cases in Upper Austria is rising steadily and is 4,378 on March 24, 5 p.m., after 4,286 the previous day. A total of 95,848 reported cases have so far been recorded in Upper Austria (including recovered and deceased people). The number of people in quarantine was 11,086 as of March 24.

By far the most cases in absolute numbers recorded on March 24th, as of 5 p.m., the Vöcklabruck district with 520 cases (previous day 505), followed by the Braunau district with 412 (previous day 418) and the city of Linz with 406 cases (previous day 418) . All other districts and cities are currently below the 400 mark.

The Kirchdorf district currently has the most cases per 100,000 inhabitants with 475 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

All figures from the individual districts are below to find.

526 new positive cases, action in high incidence counties (March 23)

From 23 to 24 March at noon, 526 new positive cases were reported in Upper Austria, after 494 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 212.6 on March 24 (previous day: 212.0), throughout Austria at 247.2 (previous day: 243.1) – according to AGES Dashboard. The highest district incidence in Upper Austria was in the Kirchdorf district with 366.2 on March 24, the lowest in the Urfahr-Umgebung district with 109.3. All details are on Dashboard of the state of Upper Austria to find.

Situation with virus mutations

On March 24, the number of suspected virus mutations in Upper Austria was 2,640 (previous day 2,607).

Current status of South Africa mutation (March 24th)

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

There are still no changes.

Vaccination status in Upper Austria

As of March 24th, 219,886 vaccinations were carried out in Upper Austria, of which

  • Retirement and nursing homes (APH): 22.801
  • Hospitals: 24,077
  • Over 80 (outside APH): 55,522
  • Resident doctors: 2,051
  • Emergency services: 6,083
  • Institutions under the Equal Opportunities Act: 5.163
  • Vaccination roads: 14,830
  • High-risk patients and close relatives: 31,345
  • 2. Teilimpfung: 58.014

The total number of vaccinated people in Upper Austria is 161,872 people, after 157,897 people on the previous day.

Registration for everyone aged 16 and over is open possible. However, this is not yet a registration for a specific vaccination date.

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, at the end of March, according to the plan, a first part of the employees in the education sector will be vaccinated (childcare facilities and elementary schools will begin), and the planned broad vaccination start at the fire brigades had to be postponed. All details on the current procedure of the state of Upper Austria are available at

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

On March 22nd, a total of 41,614 corona tests (PCR + antigen) were carried out in Upper Austria (excluding pharmacies and businesses).

  • PCR-Tests: 3.200
  • Antigen tests: 38,414, including– 26,763 antigen tests in the country’s test lanes

The registration for the permanent test offer in Upper Austria, including the locations with mobile test teams, is open possible.

Since March 23, the test locations at Perg Zentrum, Braunau district sports hall and Ried i. I./Eissporthalle following opening times: 8 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

From January 25th to March 24th, 2 p.m., a total of 1,243,340 rapid tests were carried out in Upper Austria. 3,504 tests were positive, the positive rate is still 0.28 percent.

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

The country’s new test bus will be in use from March 25th

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

Situation in hospitals (March 24th)

The number of people in Upper Austria who are treated for a coronavirus disease in a normal ward in the hospital has increased. On March 24th, 5 p.m., 209 people will be treated there the previous day 191), after 193 the previous day. The number of those who need intensive medical care has fallen slightly to 54 (previous day 57).

By activating the crisis plans and expanding the intensive capacities, the Upper Austria. Hospitals will also be able to work together to cope with the challenges of the coming weeks. In Upper Austria, based on the current trend and the AGES forecast calculation, 75 intensive care beds for Covid-19 patients and 175 ICU beds for other clinical pictures are being operated within level 2a. In addition, 300 beds are available for Covid-19 patients in the normal wards. From Monday, March 29th, the capacity levels in the hospitals will be increased:

  • Intensive: Level 3 – 103 beds for Covid-19 patients
  • Normal care: 400 beds for Covid-19 patients

On March 10th, the visiting rules in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics and sanatoriums were relaxed. One visit daily is allowed. The details:

Positive cases in schools (March 24th)

There are currently 264 Upper Austria. School locations (previous day 259) affected by Covid-19: 539 pupils (previous day 515), 54 teachers (previous day 51) and twelve people (previous day eleven), who are part of the other school staff, have tested positive for Covid-19 (status : March 23, 2021).

Situation in the old people’s and nursing homes (March 24th)

Currently, 17 employees and nine residents in 13 Upper Austrian retirement and nursing homes have tested positive for Covid-19 – there was no change compared to the previous day (as of March 23, 2021).

1,577 deaths in Upper Austria (March 24th)

As of March 24th, 5 p.m., the statistics count 1,577 deaths in connection with Covid-19 in Upper Austria. There have been three deaths in the past 24 hours.

  • 95-year-old patient, living in the Freistadt district, with previous illnesses, date of death: 23.03. (KH Freistadt)
  • 92-year-old patient, living in the Steyr-Land district, with previous illnesses, date of death: 22.03. (PEK Steyr)
  • 87-year-old patient, living in the Freistadt district, previous illnesses unknown, date of death: 22.3. (Place of death unknown)

Relaxation of children’s and youth sports

Since Monday, March 15, children and youth sports as well as youth work have been allowed again – but with strict conditions and corresponding corona concepts. Self-help groups are also allowed to meet again.

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