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Coronavirus infections slightly dropped; 38 Covid-deaths in a week

New cases of both coronavirus and of influenza (flu) dropped slightly over the week of May 29-June 4, according to the weekly report by the National Public Health Organization (EODY), published on Thursday.

Hospital admissions for coronavirus (486) also decreased last week, dropping 21% overall compared to the average weekly for admissions during the last 4 weeks.

Meanwhile, the number of new intubations (15) in May 29-June 4 increased slightly compared to the previous week, but stayed close to the average of new intubations in the last 4 weeks.

At present, 37 people are intubated with Covid-19 in Greek hospitals.

A total of 38 Covid-patients died during the week of May 29-June 4. The median age of those who died was 86.5 (age range: 63-97).

Weekly sampling of virus loads in urban waste in Greece showed a drop in SARS-CoV-2 in 5 of 6 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 May 29-June 4.

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 78% of infections relate to type A, and of these the most common were subtype A (H3N2).

Overall, 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.

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