New cases of coronavirus dropped over the week of April 24-30, 2023 while cases of influenza (flu) infection rose, according to the weekly report by the National Public Health Organization (EODY).
Hospital admissions for coronavirus also dropped last week but were up 3% compared to the average weekly for admissions during the last 4 weeks.
The number of new intubations in the same week also dropped compared to the previous week, registering a 17% drop compared to the average of new intubations the last 4 weeks.
Currently there are 61 Covid-patients are intubated in the country’s hospitals.
57 Covid-patients died during the week of April 24-30. The median age of those who died was 84 (age range: 59-102).
Weekly sampling of virus loads in urban waste in Greece showed a rise in SARS-CoV-2 in 6 of 10 regions checked.
In terms of the flu, there was no case requiring admission to intensive care units (ICUs), or any new death reported, during the week of April 24-30.
A total of 68 people with flu have been hospitalized in ICUs since the start of the flu season and 26 people have died.
A total of 79% of infections relate to type A, and of these the most common were subtype A (H3N2).
A drop was registered in flu-like illnesses across all age groups this past week, while respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) remained at the same low levels as the week prior.