After Salzburg and Tyrol, the situation in the intensive care units is now also worsening in Carinthia. As the latest report by the Covid forecast consortium shows, the situation there is critical. With a probability of 99.5 percent, there is a critical utilization of the intensive care units of more than a third. On the other hand, more optimistic forecasts are available for Vienna and Burgenland. “The probability that there will be too few intensive care beds here is below 0.5 percent in the coming week”, quoted “heute.at” from the report.
The good news: According to complexity researcher Peter Klimek, the end of the lockdown on December 12th is “not unrealistic”. The reason: The number of corona patients in the hospitals will decrease next week and should then be just over 500. In addition, the experts expect a decline in the number of infections. According to the report, however, uncertainty factors are the new Omikron variant, of which there are more and more confirmed cases in Austria, winter sports and the 2G implementation.