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Coronavirus infections on Tuesday to exceed 1,500, says EODY President

President of the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) Panagiotis Arkoumaneas said on Tuesday a spike of confirmed daily coronavirus cases has been recorded in the last 24 hours. Health officials are expected to announce more than 1,500 new infections at the daily briefing in the afternoon, he added.

Speaking on Skai FM, Arkoumaneas said that despite the rise in infections, there is not yet evidence of an increase in hospital admissions or mortality.

According to the EODY chief, more than 50% of the cases are young people under 30 years old, while the median age of the infected is 27 years old.

The surge is associated with the return of nightlife, he said.

Authorities have been keen to inoculate younger people who are seen as more likely to spread the virus due to their higher mobility in the community to halt the spread of the more transmissible delta variant.

Greece has been experiencing a surge of daily infections with the rise last week to be at 266% when compared to the previous week.

The country’s top epidemiologist Sotiris Tsiodras spoke on Monday of infections increase in Attica, Crete and South Aegean Sea.

More information of coronavirus in Greece here.

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5 comments

  1. Joanna Egleton

    Since this pandemic began ATTICA seems to be a hotspot for this virus. Simple answer ==== CLOSE ATTICA DOWN

  2. Savvas Andreas

    A spike in the last 24 hours? This has been going on for days!

    And as Greece’s cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days now doubles in the past 7 days, the government is busy preparing its speeches about how it continues to be a beacon to Europe and the world in controlling Covid and a model for all to follow as to how to safely introduce a relaxation in measures together with the safe introduction of tourism.

    I just hope it’s not written by the same Communications Officer who wrote the previous crap.

  3. And STILL my Sister and Husband wait for TEMPORARY AMKA numbers but I suspect they are not alone feeling that they have been completely forgotten!

  4. How does he get to be “President of the National Organization for Public Health” if he is not aware that there is a time lag between cases rising and hospitalisations rising, a further time lag between hospitalisations and intubations rising and yet a further time lag between intubations and deaths rising. Have a look at deaths in 3 weeks. There is also excellent evidence from the UK that increases in case rates start in the young population and then gradually move up the age ranges.