The number of daily new corona infections in Austria has fallen below the 10,000 mark for the first time in two weeks.
Vienna – The number of daily new corona infections in Austria is below the mark for the first time in two weeks
10 000 cases dropped. According to the authorities on Tuesday, 9513 cases were recorded within 24 hours. Most recently, up to around 16,000 new infections were registered. Despite the decline, the number of beds occupied by Covid patients in the clinics continued to rise.
Since the beginning of the month, the 3G rule at work and the 2G rule, which prohibits unvaccinated people from visiting local restaurants, have been in effect in Austria. Given the high seven-day incidence of 1,100 per 100,000 population, everyone has been locked down since Monday. It should last until December 13th.
The measures are already leaving their mark on economic development. Even the restrictions for the approximately two million unvaccinated people would have lowered the weekly indicator collected by the Institute for Economic Research (Wifo), said Wifo boss Gabriel Felbermayr. Labor Minister Martin Kocher expects the number of short-time workers to quadruple from currently 80,000 to 300,000 to 400,000. Much now depends on whether at least part of the Christmas business can be saved, it said. (dpa)
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