CORONAVIRUS There are more than a thousand infected people in Austria


Compared to Sunday’s data on the number of new infections last week, this is almost double the increase. On Saturday, Austria reported a record 1,747 new cases. There are 893 deaths in the country so far. Vienna was the most infected (431) and high rates were reported by Lower Austria (356), Upper Austria (274), Salzburg (182) and Tyrol (167). This is followed by Styria (86), Vorarlberg (79), Carinthia (53) and Burgenland (44). A total of 64,806 people tested positive in Austria. By Sunday morning, 49,561 people had been cured of COVID-19. 742 patients are hospitalized, 135 of them in intensive care units. They performed 1,938,028 tests in the country.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz due to the high number of infected on Sunday in a video posted on Facebook entitled “The situation in Austria is serious” appealed to the people of the country to “held together” and sought to stop the spread of the pandemic. “It’s up to all of us,” said a course on the margin of a possible further closure of the country. He called on Austrians to reduce their social contacts and refrain from celebrations, private meetings or parties, writes the APA agency. The course of the country’s inhabitants warned that they would occur during autumn and winter “extremely difficult times” s “restrictions, necessary measures and renunciation”. The course also estimated that a vaccine should be available next summer and thus a return to so-called normalcy.

On Saturday, it was announced that the Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg had tested positive for a new type of coronavirus. However, after preventively testing the remaining members of the government, the infection was not confirmed in any other member of the government cabinet. A video conference will take place on Monday, which will be attended by representatives of all Austrian federal states in addition to the course, together with Vice-Chancellor Werner Kogler, Health Minister Rudolf Anschober and Interior Minister Karel Nehammer. This is to serve to “joint talks on next steps and corrective action” in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.


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