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.
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.
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
Coronavirus distribution across Greece