US News Austria turns red corona traffic lights: 21 additional districts

23:30  22 october  2020
23:30  22 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Austria turns red its corona traffic lights for numerous districts and regions in view of the expanding corona pandemic. Areas popular with tourists such as Zell am See or St. Johann im Pongau, as the Austrian news agency APA reported on Thursday. In the state of Tyrol, the district of Landeck was also classified as red - the winter sports resort of Ischgl is located in this district, which became a Corona hotspot in March. So far, the Austrian Corona traffic light has been red in four districts, including Hallein in Salzburg and the city of Innsbruck.

Eine Ampel steht auf Rot. © Barbara Gindl / APA / dpa / Symbolbild A traffic light is red.

The Corona traffic light has been in operation in Austria since the beginning of September. With their help, the infection situation is reassessed every week and shown in color on a map - usually for each district, corresponding to the German districts, as well as for the federal state of Vienna. The colors range from green (risk: low) to yellow (medium) and orange (high) to red (very high). The criteria are the number of cases over the past seven days, the traceability of the infections, the occupancy of the hospital beds and the total number of tests. It also takes into account whether a region has many tourists or commuters.

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Austria had previously recorded a record number of newly detected corona infections for the second day in a row. On Thursday, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health reported 2435 new infections within 24 hours, after the previous high of 1958 positive tests had been reached the previous day. In the country with around nine million inhabitants, more than 23,000 people are considered active cases of infection. 1002 of them were treated in hospital on Thursday. 161 of the patients are in the intensive care unit. According to the health authority Ages, there were still around 6800 normal and 627 intensive care beds free.

The number of newly reported cases within seven days rose to 134.5 per 100,000 inhabitants across Austria, according to Ages data. The frontrunners are the federal states of Salzburg (227.5), Vorarlberg (200.5) and Tyrol (177.7) and Vienna (163.4).

Germany extended its travel warning to almost all of Austria on Thursday. The exception is the federal state of Carinthia, which with 55.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days had the lowest so-called 7-day incidence.

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