Dramatic increase: more than 100 new infections for the first time.107 new infections in 24 hours.
After a long time, the number of new infections with the coronavirus in Austria rose to over 100 on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of the Interior, the lion’s share of 107 diseases (as of 9:30 a.m.) was 61 in Upper Austria, where the state government wanted to provide information about the new development at press conferences in the morning.
The new infections are divided among the federal states of Austria as follows:
Lower Austria: 7
Upper Austria: 61
Vienna was in second place with 24 new infections, followed by Styria with nine and Lower Austria with seven. Three diseases were reported from Tyrol, two in Salzburg and one in Burgenland.
So far there have been 17,873 positive test results in Austria. As of today, 705 people across Austria have died of the consequences of the coronavirus and 16,497 have recovered. Currently, 74 people were hospitalized for the Corona virus and nine of them were in intensive care units.
It shows how quickly the number of cases can rise again if non-compliance with preventive measures. The current situation is “at least to be taken very seriously”.
Linz. For the Linz lung specialist Bernd Lamprecht, the Covid 19 outbreak in and around Linz, which prompted the state government to partially shutdown five districts of Upper Austria on Wednesday, “should be understood as a shot at the bow”. It shows how quickly the number of cases can rise again if non-compliance with preventive measures. The current situation is “at least to be taken very seriously”.
In an online conversation organized by the University of Linz, the Covid-19 specialist and board member of the Clinic for Pulmonary Medicine at the Linz University Medical Center appealed for further adherence to the distance rules and consistent protection of the mouth and nose where there are several people in a confined space are together. The increase in coronavirus infections in Linz in the past few days is “actually one of the strongest that we have observed”. Such a situation cannot be tolerated permanently, said Lamprecht. The regional health system cannot cope with such regional growth over longer periods of time.