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Greece weekly: 53,436 coronavirus cases, deaths up 12%

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday, 53,436 coronavirus cases confirmed in the week of October 24-30, 2022 (ISO week 43/2022.)

According to the weekly bulletin of the the National Public Health Organization (EODY), 164 coronavirus-patients died in the same period.

Stand of intubated Covid-patients on Oct 30: 85

All confirmed infections since the pandemic began are 5,188,890.

According to EODY, the 53,436 coronavirus cases are equivalent to 5,122 coronavirus cases per 1 mln people (weekly change: +1%). Of them 23% are reinfections.

Rt: 0.99

A total of 1,324 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital during the week of October 24-30, while the total number of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals for the same week was 1,014 (145 as weekly average, or -7% compared to previous week).

In addition, 85 hospital patients were on ventilators on October 30. Their median age is 73 years and 96.5% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

During the week of October 24-30 there were also 164 deaths from Covid-19, or 16 deaths per 1 mln people (weekly change: +12%), bringing the total of pandemic victims since the pandemic began to 33,750.

Of the people who died, 96.1% 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.

All Omicron sub-lineages present

All sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been recorded in Greece. including the latest XBB, EODY said in its bulletin.

Of the 338 randomly selected or targeted samples of the virus collected from September 28 to October 25, the National Network of Genomic Surveillance, the laboratory that monitors the different iterations of the virus in the country, isolated the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529.

The analysis also identified 28 (8.3%) samples as BA.2, eight (2.4%) as BA.4 and 302 (89.3%) as BA.5. Of the BA.2 strains, 17 (60.7%) were identified as sub-variant BA.2.75 (Centaur) and eight (28.6%) as sub-lineage XBB, while of the BA.5 variant, 12 (4.0% ) were identified as sub-lineage BQ.1 and one (0.3%) as BQ.1.1.

Geographic distribution Oct 24-30

20,418 Attica

6,499 Thessaloniki

Coronavirus distribution across Greece


EODY weekly bulletin in Greek here.

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