The seven-day incidence of corona infections (per 100,000 inhabitants) rose to 481.2 throughout Austria on Thursday. However, there are significant differences depending on the region. In fact, most federal states are below the Austrian average, but two frontrunners stand out: Salzburg, where according to Ages 705 out of 100,000 Salzburgers tested positive for Corona, and Upper Austria with an incidence of 737.8. Lower Austria is exactly in line with the Austrian average, all other federal states are lower. The incidences are lowest in Burgenland (360.8) and Vienna (304).
A connection with the vaccination progress can be seen. Salzburg and Upper Austria are also at the bottom here, while the vaccination rate is highest in Burgenland. What is striking is the comparatively poor performance of Lower Austria, although here, too, an above-average number of people are fully immunized.
Another indication of the effectiveness of the vaccination is the relationship between positive tests and hospitalizations. On the one hand, Austria is heading towards a new peak in the seven-day incidence.
On the other hand, the number of hospitalizations this time is significantly lower than almost a year ago.