In Austria, viral mutations are already prevalent

In Austria, viral mutations are already prevalent

In the eastern provinces, especially in Burgenland and Vienna, the British variant is likely, while in the West, it is mainly In Tyrol – the presence of the decisive South African alternative.

in Austria The number of new diseases has been increasing every day for a week, if not by leaps and bounds. At the moment, experts cannot determine whether it is due to the spread of more aggressive virus mutations, rollbacks three weeks ago, or an increase in the number of coronavirus tests that have been conducted. It will likely have a combined effect of all three factors, so they will pay close attention to the further development of the epidemic curve and make their recommendations to the government accordingly.

The report gives a positive indication of vaccinating residents of elderly care homes, in contrast, the level of immunization between the ages of 60 and 80 was given a very low evaluation.

They also warn that in the event of a sharp rise in the epidemic curve, there could be a risk of overcrowding in intensive care units. Based on an index currently standing at 138.1 in Austria, the so-called 7-day average of morbidity, which is a weekly average per 100,000 inhabitants, the projections consider the situation to be a moderate risk for hospital intensive care units. Accordingly, the committee recommends that the governorates make preparations to increase the capacity of intensive care units.

In Austria, 2,093 people have been diagnosed with the virus in the past 24 hours, and 454,860 positive cases have been recorded since the outbreak began. The number of patients in the hospital is 1,285, and the number in need of intensive care is 258. Last day, 22 people died as a result of complications from the disease caused by the viral infection, bringing the death toll to 8,515. The number of people recovering from the disease reached 427,257.

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