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MAPS: Where are Austria’s new coronavirus hotspots?

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MAPS: Where are Austria’s new coronavirus hotspots?
Austria's Covid-19 Hotspots at July 14th. Image: Google Maps

Coronavirus infections are again on the rise in Austria. Here are the country’s new hotspots.

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For the first time since the middle of June, coronavirus infections are again on the rise in Austria, with more than 200 new infections per day as at mid-July. 

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The seven-day incidence is at 12.6 per 100,000 people, much higher than the 5.4 of two weeks prior. 

Due to the low overall numbers, outbreaks can often be traced back to one incident, Austrian media reports

Outbreaks in nightclubs, among returning travellers and infections in nightclubs or restaurants have often been behind rapid increases. 

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Reutte on top

Atop the list is the region of Reutte, where there has been an increase of 440 percent over the previous week. 

The reason for the increase? A group of returning students from a school trip in Malta. 

Vienna has also seen several outbreaks in nightclubs, where more than 1,500 infections have been recorded. 

The following map shows the top ten Covid hotspots in Austria, on the basis of the seven-day incidence figure. 

Some of the locations are understandably towns and villages with a smaller population, but larger cities such as Vienna also feature. 

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As can be seen from the map, the top eight locations are spread out across the country and are therefore related to different outbreaks. 

The top eight locations per seven-day incidence according to the AGES are as follows: 

1. Reutte

2. Steyr-Land

3. Rust

4. Lienz

5. Klagenfurt

6. Vienna

7. Saint Pölten/Sankt Pölten

8. Voitsberg 

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