Press release: 12.377-217/20
– Between 12 and 14 November 2020, approximately 166 000 up to 295 000
people in Austria (resident population aged 16 or older) were infected
with SARS-CoV-2 (2.2% up to 4.0%; 95% confidence interval). 55% of the
infected study participants were unreported cases. Those have not been
registered by the authorities before, as they tested positive for the
first time in this study. For most of them, the infection may have remained
undetected as they showed no or few symptoms.
The estimated percentage of SARS-CoV-2 infected persons
in the Austrian resident population aged 16 and older was 3.1% (228 000
infected) on average in mid-November. Compared to previous prevalence
studies in April and May 2020, a significant increase of people infected
with the coronavirus is observable shortly before the second lockdown.
In mid-November, the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 was higher in the Western
compared to Eastern Austria.
These are first interim results of the current nationwide
COVID-19 prevalence study conducted by Statistics Austria on behalf of
the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research and in cooperation
with the Austrian Red Cross and the Medical University
For more detailed information please refer to the German
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