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Here is a wrap-up of the current developments regarding the coronavirus in Austria.
News from Austria
- Thousands of protesters gathered yesterday in Vienna to march against the government plans to introduce mandatory vaccination for all next month.
- Around 27,000 thousand people rallied in the inner city to protest the proposed mandatory vaccination and other COVID-19 measures.
- Charges were pressed against a group of individuals dressed in uniforms with “Security” written on them, who were posing as police officers.
- According to the spokesperson for the police department Christopher Verhnjak, the group was charged with wearing modified uniforms similar to those of the Austrian police force and could have been mistaken for police officers (§ 83a Sicherheitspolizeigesetz).
- The police have also charged 565 protestors for not adhering to the mask mandate.
- Some of the protesters have also been carrying posters with Nazi symbolism and Fotos of Adolf Hitler with the text “Impfen macht frei” (Vaccination makes one free), which is a clear reference to the phrase “Arbeit macht frei” which was written on the entrance of Nazi concentration camps.
- “The persons have been charged and taken into custody,” the police stated on Twitter.
- Austrian ministries reported 15,419 new infections in the last 24 hours.
- The 7-day-incidence stands at 1,135.4 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
- The value is highest in Salzburg (2,057.4) and lowest in Burgenland (648.0).
- 13,920 people so far have died from COVID-19 in Austria.
- Currently, 883 people are hospitalised due to a COVID-19 infection.
- 212 people currently require intensive care.
|Active cases||Hospitalized||In intensive care (ICU)||Deaths|
|Daily Tests||Recovered||Tested Positive|
|Total vaccine jabs given||17,082,550|
|– change since Friday||+34,718|
|Number of people who got at least their 1st vaccine jab||6,688,954|
|– in percentage of the population||74.88%|
|– in percentage of the eligible population (aged 5+)||78.70%|
|People fully immunized (valid vaccination certificate)||6,396,713|
|– in percentage of the population||71.61%|
|– in percentage of the eligible population (aged 5+)||75.27%|
|Number of people who got the booster shot||4,077,527|
|– in percentage of the population||45.7%|
Source: Austrian Ministry of Health, January 16, 2021