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Greece weekly: Coronavirus cases decrease by 7%, deaths rise by 24%

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 51,184 coronavirus cases confirmed in the week October 309, 2022 (ISO week 40/2022). A total of 109 Covid patients lost their lives during the same period, while the number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals stands at 62.

The National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly report that infection cases decreased by 7%, while deaths increased by 24%.

The 51,184 new infections are equivalent to 4,906 coronavirus cases per 1 mln people (weekly change: -7%), with 23% of the new weekly infections being reinfections.

All confirmed infections since the pandemic began are 5,026,494.

A total of 1,102 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital during the week of October 3-9 (157 patients on a weekly average, 3% compared to the previous week), while the total number of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals for the same week was 881 (126 as weekly average, or 3% compared to previous week).

In addition, 62 hospital patients were on ventilators on October 9. Their median age is 70 years and 96.8% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

During the week of October 3-9 there were also 109 deaths from Covid-19, or 10 deaths per 1 mln people (weekly change: 24%), bringing the total of pandemic victims since the pandemic began to 33,313.

Of the people who died, 96% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70  or more.

The median age of those who were infected was 39 years of age, and of those who died it was 80.

Prevailing Covid-19 mutation is Omicron BA.5 at 95%, while 15 cases with the Kentaurus mutation have been identified.

Geographic distribution Oct 3-9

16,474 Attica

7,222 Thessaloniki

Distribution across the country

via healthreport,gr

EODY weekly bulletin in Greek here.

More on coronavirus and vaccinations in Greece here on KTG

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One comment

  1. This must be a mistake. According to the sponsored experts, numbers can only decrease thanks to measures, like lockdowns, curfews, facemasks, … And currently, there are (almost) no such measures, so … impossible. Or were we lied to in the past?