Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 36,146 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the week of September 12-18, 2022. A total of 111 Covid-patients died in the same period, while the number of intubated patients stands at 82, the weekly report of the National Public Health Organization EODY.
There is a slight rise of confirmed infections due to schools opening without protection measures such as face masks and testing.
Note that quite some people carry out self-tests that are not registered at the EODY.
the 36,146 new coronavirus cases are equivalent to 3,465 coronavirus cases per 1 mln people (weekly change: up 7%), with 24% of the new weekly infections involving reinfections.
All confirmed infections since the pandemic began are 4,875,215.
The median age of the week’s infections was 38 years.
A total of 818 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital during the week of September 12-18 (117.4% patients on a weekly average, up 4% compared to the previous week), while the total number of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals for the same week was 754 (108 as weekly average, or -13% compared to previous week).
In addition, 82 hospital patients were on ventilators on September 18. Their median age is 82 years and 96.3% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over.
During the week of September 12-18 there were also 111 deaths from Covid-19, or 11 deaths per 1 mln people (weekly change: -14%), of whome 25 (23%) died at least 29 days since testing positive, bringing the total of pandemic victims since the pandemic began to 33,010. Of the total, 96% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or above.
According to a separate note by EODY, the 7% rise in registered infections this week concerns mainly the age groups of 6-12 and 13-18 years.
Note that schools opened for the new academic year on September 12 and contact between school-age students rose after the summer break.
Geographic Distribution per Region
Coronavirus in Sewage: weekly change
EOPY weekly bulletin in Greek here.
More information about coronavirus in Greece here.