COVID-19: Current Key Figures from Vienna

Lifestyle & TravelHealth ♦ Published: July 20, 2020; 21:01 ♦ (Vindobona)

In Vienna there are 4,572 positive coronavirus test results so far. As of today, 202 people in Vienna have died of the corona virus and 3,921 have recovered. Throughout Austria there are 19,670 confirmed COVID-19 infections, 711 deaths and 17,659 patients have recovered.

So far 202 deaths and 4,572 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Vienna. / Picture: © ECDC European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

According to an update from the Vienna State Medical Directorate and the Medical Crisis Committee of the City of Vienna, the current case numbers and other key figures on the Covid-19 virus situation in Vienna are as follows.

The City of Vienna provides official figures and information on the current case numbers and other key figures on the Covid 19 virus:

As of Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at 9.00 p.m. (local time) 4,572 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Vienna.

To date, a total of 202 people have died in Vienna from coronavirus infection. That is 2 more deaths than previously reported.

Yesterday, the health hotline received 886 calls.

In total 111,587 nose and throat swabs for Covid-19 tests were taken by the Ärztefunkdienst on persons showing the corresponding symptoms of the virus.

In the meantime, 3,921 people in Vienna have recovered from the virus.

On March 12, 2020, the first death in Austria due to the coronavirus was reported from Vienna. A 69-year-old man - returning from Italy with pre-existing conditions - died at the Kaiser Franz-Josef Hospital, the medical crisis team of the City of Vienna announced. This was the first death related to the virus in Vienna.

The doctors of the Ärztefunkdienst 141 and the Health Service of the Medical Association of Vienna have been on corona duty 24 hours a day since Friday, 28 February 2020. They have been working around the clock since the outbreak started, and carrying out around 100 corona tests (nose and throat swabs) per day and night on persons showing the corresponding symptoms of the virus.

With immediate effect, an in addition to the tests, the Vienna-based mobile Ärztefunkdienst 141 has now also taken over the further medical care of suspected corona cases at home.

During the day, there are currently three vehicles of the Vienna Ärztefunkdienst 141 on the road at the same time, and at least one at night, with additional vehicles being added if necessary.

Within 24 hours, about 100 suspected corona cases are visited at home and tests are taken.

"The doctors who are available for the gruelling corona operation in Vienna are doing an excellent job, in addition to their full-time jobs in Viennese hospitals or in their own surgeries," emphasises Thomas Szekeres, President of the Vienna Medical Association. "Only because the corona emergency plan worked out with the City of Vienna and the Hospital Association (KAV) is so well implemented by the Medical Radio Service 141 and because suspected cases of corona are treated at home, has it been possible to keep the number of actual corona infected persons in the two million metropolis of Vienna relatively low so far", adds the Vice President of the Medical Association for Vienna.

Therefore, it is still particularly important that persons suffering from the symptoms coughing, shortness of breath and fever and who have had contact with a person confirmed to be suffering from coronavirus or who have returned from a stay in a region affected by coronavirus, do not visit a surgery or an outpatient clinic under any circumstances. "These patients should call Health Hotline 1450 There, after an initial inquiry, they will be connected to the physicians of the 141 medical hotline, which will send a doctor to their home in case of suspicion".

Information can also be obtained from the service number of the Agency for Health and Food Security (AGES) at 0800 555 621.