Austria's daily coronavirus cases surge past 2,000 to new record: paper

A health care worker performs a fast PCR test in a mobile laboratory truck, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soelden, Austria, October 15, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria’s daily tally of new coronavirus cases has surpassed 2,000 for the first time, surging to a new record, newspaper Kronen Zeitung reported on Saturday.

The tabloid, which has accurately reported the figures before their official publication in the past, said 2,317 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours. Earlier this month, the daily number surpassed the record of 1,050 set during the first wave in March.

Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by David Clarke