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Austria's total Covid-19 infections surpass 2mn mark

IANS | February 06, 2022 09:13 AM

VIENNA: The total number of Covid-19 infections reported in Austria since the start of the pandemic has exceeded two million, according to data from the Austrian Interior Ministry.

The two-million mark was crossed on Saturday as the Alpine country, with a population of nearly 9 million, registered 32, 258 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

Austria has seen a surge recently in Covid-19 infections due to the highly infectious Omicron variant. Daily infections in the country have been hovering around 30, 000 cases in the past two weeks, Xinhua news agency reported.

Saturday also saw Austria's Covid-19 vaccine mandate come into effect. Coronavirus vaccinations are now compulsory for all adults in the country, with penalties for non-compliance.

Official data showed that as of Friday, 75.7 per cent of the Austrian population had received at least one vaccine dose.

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