Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 54,649 coronavirus cases confirmed in the reference week September 21-October 2, 2022, ISO week 39/2022. According to National Health Organization EODY, the weekly change of infections is +22% when compared to to the previous week.
In the same reference week, 85 Covid-patients died, while the number of intubated Covid-patients in the country’s hospitals stands at 66.
The laboratory-confirmed cases of coronavirus recorded in the reference week from September 26 to October 2, amount to 54,649 cases of COVID-19 (5,238 per million population: +22% weekly change).
Reinfections were 25%.
The total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 4,975,067 of which 52.0% are women.
The total number of admissions to the country’s hospitals in the reference week was 1,073 patients (7-month period: 153, 31% weekly change), while the total discharges amounted to 858 patients (7-month period: 123, 20 % weekly change).
The number of intubated patients by the end of the reference week is 66 (62.1% men) with a median age of 72 years. 95.5% of them have underlying health issues and/or age of 70 years or older.
In the reporting week, 85 deaths of COVID-19 patients were recorded (8 per million population: -15% weekly change) of which 24 (28%) died after at least 29 days from the date of laboratory confirmation of the COVID-19 infection.
Since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 33,200 deaths have been recorded. Of the deceased 96.0% had an underlying health problem and/or age 70 years or older.
Prevailing mutation: Omicron BA.5
4 infections with mutation Kentauros located
Geographic distribution Sept 26-Oct 2
Distribution across the country:
Viral load in sewage
The viral load in sewage fluctuates throughout Greece. As announced by EODY during the week of September 26 to October 2, 2022, increasing trends were observed in the average weekly viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in municipal wastewater in five of the twelve (5/12) areas checked by the National Wastewater Epidemiology Network (EDEL) of EODY.
Falling trends were observed in four areas of EDEL.
Stabilizing trends in the average weekly viral load of urban sewage were observed in three of the twelve (3/12) regions of the EDEL.
The trends were clearly increasing in Xanthi (+101%) and Alexandroupolis (+53%), while the increase in the average weekly viral load of municipal wastewater was marginal in Patras (+16%), Attica (+15%) and in Thessaloniki (+12%).
Clear downward trends were observed in Agios Nikolaos (-82%), Chania (-77%), Heraklion (-60%) and Ioannina (-41%), while the average weekly viral load of municipal sewage remained stable in Volos (0%), in Corfu (+2%) and in Larissa (+9%).
EODY weekly bulletin in Greek here.
More information on coronavirus in Greece, incl vaccination plans here on KTG.