Covid-19 situation in Upper Austria: 539 new infections, hospital capacities were increased (as of March 27, 5 p.m.)


Upper Austria. From March 26th to March 27th, the state of Upper Austria reported 539 new Covid-19 infections, after 688 the previous day. A total of 4,874 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 rising steadily and on March 27, 5 p.m., stood at 4,874, after 4,813 the previous day. A total of 97,595 reported cases have so far been recorded in Upper Austria (including recovered and deceased people). The number of people in quarantine was 12,130 as of March 27.

By far the most cases in absolute numbers were also recorded on March 27, as of 5 p.m., in the Vöcklabruck district with 660 cases, after 628 the previous day. The Braunau district is 500 cases (previous day 481), the Linz-Land district is 463 (previous day 435), and the city of Linz is 423 (previous day 440). All other districts and cities are currently below the 400 mark.

The Vöcklabruck district currently has the most cases per 100,000 inhabitants with 481, ahead of the Kirchdorf district with 478, the Braunau district with 474 and Wels-Stadt with 469.

All figures from the individual districts are below to find.

539 new positive cases, measures in counties with high incidence (March 27)

From March 26th to March 27th at noon, 539 new positive cases were reported in Upper Austria, after 668 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 227.1 (previous day: 216.8) on March 27, and 251.8 throughout Austria (previous day: 249.7) – according to AGES Dashboard. The highest district incidence in Upper Austria was on March 27 in the Kirchdorf district with 371.5, unchanged from the previous day. The Rohrbach district has the lowest incidence at 93.7, also unchanged from the previous day. All details are on Dashboard of the state of Upper Austria to find.

Situation with virus mutations

On March 27, the number of suspected virus mutations in Upper Austria was 2,566 (previous day 2,477).

Current status of South Africa mutation (March 27)

  • 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 26, 235,142 vaccinations were carried out in Upper Austria (previous day: 230,438), of which

  • Retirement and nursing homes (APH): 22.807
  • Hospitals: 24,715
  • Over 80 (outside APH): 58.034
  • Resident doctors: 2,051
  • Emergency services: 6,388
  • Institutions under the Equal Opportunities Act: 6,027
  • Vaccination routes: 15,069
  • High-risk patients and close relatives: 38,360
  • New: Educational institutions 5,384
  • 2. Teilimpfung: 64.182

The total number of vaccinated people in Upper Austria is 178,835 people, after 167,975 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 being offered a vaccination; according to the plan, at the end of March a first part of the employees in the education sector will be vaccinated (childcare facilities and elementary schools will begin). 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 primary 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 26, a total of 34,489 corona tests (PCR + antigen) were carried out in Upper Austria (excluding pharmacies and businesses).

  • PCR-Tests: 2.610
  • Antigen Tests: 31,879, including 31,211 antigen tests in the country’s test lanes

From January 25th to March 27th, 2 p.m., a total of 1,329,920 rapid tests were carried out in Upper Austria. 3,715 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 contacting the 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 27)

The number of people in Upper Austria who are treated for a coronavirus disease in a normal ward in the hospital has fallen slightly. On March 27, 5 p.m., 213 people (previous day 220) will be treated there. The number of those who need intensive care has increased slightly and is 67 people, compared to 64 the day before.

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. As a precautionary measure, based on 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 being operated within level 3. In addition, 400 beds are available for Covid-19 patients in the normal wards.

Positive cases in schools (March 27)

There are currently 268 Upper Austria. School locations (previous day 268) affected by Covid-19: 542 students (previous day 543), 50 teachers (previous day 57) and 13 people (previous day 14), who are part of the other school staff, have tested positive for Covid-19 (status : March 26, 2021).

Situation in the old people’s and nursing homes (March 27)

Currently, 23 employees and ten residents in 19 Upper Austrian retirement and nursing homes have tested positive for Covid-19 (as of March 26, 2021).

1,584 deaths in Upper Austria (March 27)

As of March 27, 5 p.m., the statistics count 1,584 deaths in connection with Covid-19 in Upper Austria. From March 27th on Dashboard of the state of Upper Austria reported deaths, two were reported the day before. It’s about one

  • 73-year-old patient, living in the Kirchdorf district, with previous illnesses, who died on March 26th. died in the Pyhrn-Eisenwurzen Klinikum Kirchdorf-Steyr, Kirchdorf location and by one
  • 81-year-old patient, living in the Braunau district, with previous illnesses, who died on March 25th. died in the hospital St. Josef Braunau.

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