More Than 30% COVID-19 Cases Detected in Austria Related to Travel Activities – –

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The Agency for Health and Food Safety of Austria (AGES) has disclosed that new COVID-19 cases that have lately been detected in the country are closely related to travel activities.
The most recent figures from the Agency have shown that almost one-third, or 31.1 per cent of Coronavirus cases during July 5 – July 11, are as a result of Austrian citizens travelling abroad as well as travellers who are visiting Austria, reports.
In comparison to the data for week 27, the figures of week 26, June 28 – July 4, indicate that Coronavirus travel-related cases during that week accounted for 25.3 per cent of the overall numbers.
In addition, the report has indicated lower household-related infection rates. At the end of May, 66.4 per cent of the cases were related to this category, whereas during the last week, week 27, 33.4 per cent of the newly reported cases are household-related.
Except for providing an overall analysis for the entire country, AGES has also presented a separate analysis for the capital of the country, Vienna. According to the figures, only 20 per cent of the infection cases in Vienna can be traced back to travel activities. As for the household infections in the capital, they account for 57 per cent.
“According to current estimates, the mean value of the serial interval based on examined 250 transmission pairs in Austria is 3.37 days and is thus about one day shorter than the mean value of 4.46 days calculated in spring 2020,” the statement of the Agency for Health and Food Safety reads.
Based on the data provided by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health, until now, 5,155,547 or 65.25 per cent of the country’s population has received at least a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccines, of which 4,085,306 or 51.70 per cent have been fully immunised against the disease.
Austria is a famous tourist destination that currently allows quarantine-free entry to all arrivals from the 27-nation bloc, including here several Schengen Area countries like Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, and Ireland.
Except for European citizens, Austria also permits entry to all third countries placed on the EU’s list of epidemiologically safe countries against which the EU Commission had advised that EU countries gradually lift the restrictions.
However, it should be noted that all travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test result, medical proof indicating that the holder has recovered from the virus or a vaccination certificate. Such a document can be presented either in German or English.
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