Active coronavirus cases in Austria: Monday

27,527 active coronavirus cases in Austria with a case rate of 224.6 per 100,000 people. Find out the latest updates on hospitalizations, intensive care units, and vaccination rates. Concerns about a new wave prompt discussions on adjusting vaccine age recommendations. Learn about the growing number of Austrians suffering from Long Covid and the challenges they face in getting proper care and support.

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At the moment, there are 27,527 cases, with a case rate of 224.6 per 100,000 people. There are 457 patients in hospitals, with 39 in intensive care units (occupied by 2 percent ). The coronavirus was blamed for the deaths of 19,950 people. 6,829,179 people have received immunizations (76.05 percent of the total population). An active certificate is held by 64.50 percent of the population.

Due to concerns about a new wave, the National Vaccination Commission is considering lowering the recommended age for administering the fourth dose of the vaccine from 80 to 65 years old. It would be possible to prevent a severe course in the elderly in an emergency. However, between vaccinations, four to six months should elapse. There should be no changes to the vaccination schedule for children at this time.

A growing number of people are being affected by the effects of coronavirus infection. According to the researchers, nearly 10% of all infected people have infection-related symptoms. This equates to approximately 400,000 Austrians suffering from Long Covid. Symptoms include shortness of breath, constant chest pressure, and fatigue. Long Covidien Austria, a support group for those affected, has criticised the country's health-care system, which is still unsure how to handle the disease. The Preller Association supports the establishment of diagnostic centres. Furthermore, many of the victims remain unable to work and are on sick leave. In order to continue receiving sickness benefits, they must apply for rehabilitation benefits. However, many applications are currently being denied because victims frequently lack the necessary expert opinion. In this case, a comprehensive diagnostic centre would undoubtedly be beneficial.

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