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Austrian expert expresses hard thesis: half of all corona infections go undetected

2021-01-25T05:01:53.149Z

The corona pandemic also determines public life in Austria. An expert from MedUni Vienna published a daring thesis.



The corona pandemic also determines public life in Austria.

An expert from MedUni Vienna published a daring thesis.

  • In

    Austria

    , every ninth person is said to have already carried the

    corona virus

    .

  • This is what a

    Viennese doctor

    assumes

    .

  • She estimates that only about

    half of all infections

    have been discovered.

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    is updated regularly.

Vienna -

One in nine people

in Austria * is said to have already had a coronavirus infection, according to an expert.

Three months ago, 4.7 percent of Austrians were infected, said Elisabeth Puchhammer, head of the Center for Virology at MedUni Vienna, on Saturday.

One in nine people was already infected - Austrian expert makes a thesis

Puchhammer justifies its assumption with the high rate of infected people who showed no symptoms.

An estimated 60 percent of the infections were asymptomatic.

"This means that more than a million Austrians are now likely to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in Austria," the expert continued.

Officially, a little more than

400,000 corona cases have been

confirmed

in Austria

so far

.

With around 8.9 million inhabitants, this corresponds to a rate of 4.7 percent.

But if every ninth person is said to have been infected, that corresponds to a share of around 11 percent.

Then there would have been more than twice as many infected people in Austria as officially reported.

Corona in Austria: Currently between 1000 and 2000 new infections daily

The Austrian authorities currently report between 1000 and 2000 cases per day.

Significantly less than in November.

At that time, up to over 9,000 new infections were registered within a day.

The seven-day incidence value * is

119.3 new infections

per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

In Germany, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) *, the value was last

similarly high

at

112.6

(data status: January 23, 00:00).

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In general, Austria is relying on a very

intensive

test strategy

in the corona pandemic

.

According to the official dashboard, almost

8.6 million tests

have

now been

carried out - almost one test per inhabitant.

For comparison: According to the RKI, only around 37.5 million people were tested in Germany by January 17.

With over 80 million inhabitants, this is not even half a test per person.

With the first vaccinations in the country, some politicians * made headlines in

Austria

: They are said to have pushed their way.

(lb / dpa) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen digital network

Source: merkur

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