Austria: Daily coronavirus fatalities exceed 100 for first time

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The Local - [email protected] • 18 Nov, 2020 Updated Wed 18 Nov 2020 12:10 CEST
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For the first time since the start of the pandemic, more than 100 deaths have been recorded in a 24-hour period in Austria.


The figures came just one day after Austrian Health Minister Rudolf Anschober said new infections were “stabilising at a dramatically high level”. 

While infections dropped to less than 6,000 yesterday, they again rose past 7,000 in the previous 24 hours - with numbers from the state of Vorarlberg still to come. 

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With 100 deaths from Tuesday to Wednesday, there have now been more than 2,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Austria.

This figure has doubled in the past 25 days, reports Kurier


Hospitalisations - and ICU admissions - continue to climb

Infections in Austria are currently operating pursuant to the 100-10-1 rule, reports Kurier. 

This means that with every 100 new infections, approximately ten people require hospitalisation - and one finds themselves in the intensive care unit. 

Capacities are running lowest in Upper Austria, Carinthia and Tirol, while Styria and Vienna have the most remaining capacity. 



The Local 2020/11/18 12:10

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