How many new cases recorded (as at Monday, December 21st)?
The Austrian health ministry confirmed that 1,519 infections had been recorded in the 24 hours to Monday.
It is the lowest number recorded in Austria for two months.
For the first time since October, Austria fell below the 30,000 active cases mark.
It is not all good news however.
Health Minister Rudolf Anschober said on Monday that Austria's hospitals were too full – and that mortality is currently too high.
“Now it is a matter of not generating a trend reversal during the holidays and continuing to act carefully, prudently and responsibly,” he said.
“Then we can manage to achieve our goal and drastically reduce the number of infections – and thus the risk for everyone.”
Over the past week, 905 people have died from the virus in Austria – bringing the total number of fatalities to 5,356.
Across the country, 2,891 people are in hospital – of which 478 are in intensive care.
Where are Austria’s hotspots?
The most cases were recorded in Lower Austria, where 324 cases have been recorded over the past 24 hours.
There were 272 in Upper Austria, 244 in Vienna and 156 in Styria, followed by Tyrol (147), Carinthia (133), Salzburg (91), Vorarlberg (84) and Burgenland (68).
The following districts have had the highest number of new cases over the past week: Völkermarkt (473 per 100,000 residents), Hermagor (471), Tamsweg (459), Hallein (381) and Deutschlandsberg (363).
Austria as a whole has recorded 165.4 infections per 100,000 people over the past seven days.
The following map shows the infection rates over the past seven days in Austria’s nine states (per 100,000 residents).
Stay tuned to The Local Austria for updated case numbers and information on lockdown restrictions.