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Covid-19 infections, deaths and intubations up in Greece

Covid-19 infections continue to rise in Greece and the rising number include deaths and intubations, the weekly report of the National Public Health Organization (EODY) for the week June 24-30, 2024, announced on Thursday. ISO 26/2024 🇬🇷 (24 – 30 June 2024) Infections & Reinfections: 9,361 (+1,577)⚠️ Deaths: 39,094 (+22)⚠️ …

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Greece lifts all protective measures against Covid-19

Greece’s National Committee in charge of Public Health Emergencies decided to completely lift all protective measures against the Covid-19. The decision was taken at a meeting last Thursday, April 25, and was published on Monday, April 29, 2024. After evaluating the epidemiological situation of the country during the last period …

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54 whooping cough cases incl. 2 deaths recorded in Greece

54 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) including two fatalities have been recorded  in Greece since the beginning of 2024. According to data from the National Public Health Organization (EODY), infected have been 32 children among them 11 infants under the age of one, and 22 adolescents. Recorded have been also …

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No new intubation due to Covid-19 in Greece, March 4-10

For the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak, no new intubations due to Covid-19 infection have been recorded in Greece in the week March 4-10, 2024. All recipients of SARS-CoV-2 testing exhibit a decrease. The positivity rate for influenza in the community remains above 10% according to the epidemiological weekly …

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Greece weekly: 65 patients died of Covid-19 and 5 of flu

The spread of Covid-19 appears to be limited, however, the ‘hard factors’ remain high with 65 death of coronavirus patients in the week January 22-28, 2024, Greece’s National Health Organization EODY said in its weekly report. 5 people died from flu in the same week. According to EODY, the number …

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Greece weekly report: 73 died of COVID-19, 8 of flu

Covid-related deaths and hospital admissions eased in the past week after a dramatic spike over the holidays, but the number of Covid-19 deaths remained high with 73 fatalities. Greece’s National Health organization EODY said in its weekly report for the week January 15-21 published on Thursday. At the same time, …

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Greece Weekly: Deaths of Covid-19 patients rise to 103

There is an increase in weekly deaths from COVID-19 in Greece, according to the epidemiological report of the National Health Care Organization EODY for the period January 8-14, 2024. All other indicators showed a decrease, the report stressed.. The most common sub-variant is JN.1 (44%). According to EODY, flu positivity …

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Doctors oppose vaccination against COVID-19 at Pharmacies

Doctors oppose the government plan to allow vaccination against COVID-19 to be administered at the pharmacies across Greece. They primarily cite safety reasons but also economically as the pharmacies will charge the citizens with 5 euros, while vaccination is free at the public health facilities. In a letter to health …

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Greece weekly report: COVID-19 deaths rise to 93

Deaths due to Covid-19 rose to 93 and new intubations increased in the week January 1-7, 2024, the weekly epidemiological report of Greece’s National Health Care Organization EODY said on Thursday. The hard indicators of Covid-19 that is deaths, hospital admissions and intubations, show an increase, the reported underlined. Positivity …

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Covid-19 measures for schools: No masks but “soap & water for visibly dirty hands”

Greece’s National Health Care organization EODY issued a series of measures for schools in order to reduce the transmission of respiratory infections such as Covid-19, influenza and others. The “measures” or better say “recommendations” were issued late on Thursday as schools resume operation after the Christmas holidays. Worth noting that …

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Greece weekly: Covid-19 infections in further increase Dec 25-31

Viral infections of the respiratory system (SARS-CoV-2, influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus – RSV) show a further increase, according to the epidemiological report of EODY for the period 25-31 December, 2023. 1,818 Covid-patients are hospitalized in simple beds, 57 deaths, 70 intubated Covid-19 is widely dispersed in the community, …

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Sharp increase of Covid-19 and cocaine in Attica over holidays

Testing on raw sewage in Athens showed a steep spike in Covid-19 infections and the use of cocaine over the holiday season. Nikos Thomaidis, Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens told state broadcaster ERT on Tuesday. “The reality is that in the last month …

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Greece weekly report: Sharp increase in Covid-19, flu infections

There was a sharp increase in cases of Covid-19, flu or flu-like symptoms and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) infections between 18-24 December, according to the weekly report by the National Organisation for Public Health released on Friday. There was an increased spread of the SARS-CoV2 virus in the community, while  …

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Greece’s Infections Committee recommends the Masks return

Greece’s National Committee for Infections decided on Thursday to recommend the use of masks in closed spaces, hospitals and health facilities as well as in public transport means after the constant increase of hospitalizations due to Covid-19  and the low rate of updated vaccination. Over 1,600 people are currently hospitalized …

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Christmas with Covid: Happy Festive Days for all

I’m still around three weeks after the Covid-infection, still a bit weak, still with this distorted taste that even my favorite traditional Christmas sweets like Melomakarona and glazed chestnuts, Maron glace, taste simply…tasteless. Melomakarona just taste sweet but without any aroma and the dough as exiting as white paper-napkins, while …

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