It is a gloomy forecast that the Tyrolean virologist Dorothee von Laer made on Thursday via “Profil”: “The lockdown will have to be extended in some federal states. I assume that the East can open, the West cannot. ”In view of the current situation in Vorarlberg, there is little to be said for an opening on December 13th have the highest incidence in Austria. In combination with the fact that there are comparatively few intensive care beds in the state in proportion to the number of inhabitants, there is little room for optimism. 118 Covid patients currently have to be treated in the Vorarlberg hospitals, 24 of them require intensive medical care. Conversely, this means that 29 intensive care beds are still available for all patient groups.