Corona traffic light: high risk of infection in Salzburg

According to the traffic light commission, there is a medium risk in Vienna and Vorarlberg. The rest of the country is yellow-green, so the risk is low.

The corona situation in the country is becoming increasingly different. While the trend in Burgenland remains stable, the number of infections is increasing in all other federal states. The traffic light commission has already identified a high risk of infection for Salzburg, i.e. the color orange. There is a medium risk in the yellow zone into which Vienna and Vorarlberg are classified. The rest of the country is yellow-green, so the risk is low.

The traffic light commission stated in a broadcast on Thursday evening that the system risk is currently low. However, with the delta variant, the necessary vaccination rate could not be achieved in time: “Therefore, additional measures may be necessary to prevent a system-critical increase in the intensive coating.”

In particular, the Commission advocates more reliable test procedures, i.e. more PCR tests, and advocates more rigorous monitoring of the 3G rule at major events. Measures recently taken regionally – probably meaning Vienna – are welcomed, as are the new requirements for the use of night-time catering.

The situation is currently unfavorable, especially in Salzburg. As far as the risk-adjusted seven-day incidence is concerned, which also includes factors such as the age of the sick, the state would have even reached the red zone, which represents a very high risk of infection. With the raw case incidence, Salzburg was in the middle of the festival summer last week at 61 per 100,000 inhabitants, which still means orange and therefore high risk. With Zell / See (179.2) in first place and St. Johann im Pongau (92.1) in third place, two districts of the state are also in the nationwide top group – separated only by Lienz (129.1) in East Tyrol.

Low risk in Burgenland and Lower Austria

In the yellow area of ​​the medium risk, the entire state of Vienna and Vorarlberg are currently moving, whereby it is already flashing orange in the “Ländle” for the risk-adjusted incidence. There is a low risk (yellow-green) in the other federal states, Burgenland and Lower Austria have the most favorable values. After all, nationwide one is still confronted with a low systemic risk in intensive care units. The Covid-specific exposure was 1.5 percent as of July 20, but is expected to more than double to 3.3 percent in the next two weeks.

As far as vaccination coverage is concerned, it is 84 percent of those over 65 who have received at least one sting. In the past week, only five percent of the people who tested positive were from the 65 plus age group. According to previous knowledge, the Ampel-Kommission assumes that the vaccines used in Austria will continue to be effective.

What makes the comparatively high number of infections a little more worrying, however, is that the number of tests continues to decline. Only Carinthia, usually at the bottom of the list, has a high value this week with a good 75,000 tests per 100,000 inhabitants. Otherwise a value of more than 42,901 is nowhere reached, that is the brand in Styria. The joy of testing is particularly low in Tyrol at 17,507 per 100,000 inhabitants.

The value for asymptotic cases was very low in the past week, namely at 26 percent, after a value of around a third was previously common. 0.1 percent of all tests taken together were positive.

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