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Greece weekly: 36,146 coronavirus cases, 111 deaths

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 36,146 new coronavirus cases confirmed in the week of September 12-18, 2022.  A total of 111 Covid-patients died in the same period, while the number of intubated patients stands at 82, the weekly report of the National Public Health Organization EODY. There is a …

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Centaurus subvariant (BA.2) of Covid-19 identified in Greece

Greece’s National Health Care Organization EODY announced on Tuesday that it had identified the Centaurus subvariant of the virus Covid-19 in the country. According to EODY epidemiological report, the National Network of Genomic Monitoring had tested 664 samples, whether randomly or selected, between July 22 and September 4. All samples …

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Greece weekly: 33,590 coronavirus cases, 129 deaths

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 33,590 new confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in the week  September 5-11, 2022, ISO-Week 36/2022. A total of 129 Covid-patients died in the same period. The number of Covid-patients intubated in hospitals stands at 101. The 33,590 coronavirus cases are equivalent to 3,220 coronavirus cases …

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Greece opens platform for upgraded vaccines against Covid-19

The platform for vaccination against Covid-19 with upgraded vaccines has already opened and citizens can get their vaccinations already from Wednesday, September 14, 2022, the president of Greece’s National Vaccination Committee Maria Theodoridou announced on Monday. The platform for appointments opened on Monday, September 12, the first vaccinations with the …

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Greece weekly: 40,100 coronavirus cases, 180 deaths

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday, a total of 40,100 confirmed coronavirus cases in the week of August 29-September 4, 2022 (ISO 35/2022). In the same period 180 Covid-patients have died, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly report. The number of intubated Covid-patients stands at 101. …

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European Medicines Agency approves Omicron booster vaccines

The European Medicines Agency has approved two booster vaccines against the Omicron variant of COVID-19 manufactured by drugmakers Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. Following an extraordinary meeting at its headquarters in Amsterdam, the EMA explained that the adapted vaccines “can extend protection against different variants and are therefore expected to help maintain …

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Greece weekly: 50,576 coronavirus cases, 217 deaths, 117 intubations

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday, August 30, a total of 50,579 confirmed coronavirus cases in the week of August 22-28, 2022 (ISO 34/2022). In the same period 202 [217] Covid-patients have died, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly report. The number of intubated Covid-patients stands …

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Greece: 55,769 coronavirus cases, 258/307 deaths; distribution

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday, August 23, a total of 55,769 confirmed coronavirus cases in the week of August 15-21, 2022 (ISO 33/2022). In the same period 258 [307] Covid-patients have died, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly report. The number of intubated Covid-patients stands …

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No lockdown-type restrictions again, says Greece’s Health Minister

Greece will not experience lockdown-type restrictions of movement and activities again and the government does not intend to impose restrictive measures in the autumn and in winter, Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on Tuesday. “We believe that it will not be necessary to impose measures and, in the case it …

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Mild measures against Covid-19 to continue in Sept, says Greece’s health minister

Health Minister Thanos Plevris said on that mild measures for Covid-19 will continue to be applied also in September. As “mild measures” the minister mentioned the use of masks in public transport, in hospitals etc Speaking to Skai TV on Thursday, Plevris said that the current epidemiological picture in the …

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Greece: 73.710 coronavirus cases, 258 deaths; distribution

Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday 73,710 confirmed coronavirus cases in the week of August 8-14, 2022 (ISO 32/2022). In the same period 258 [306] Covid-patients have died, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly report. The number of intubated Covid-patients stands at 118. Coverage of simple …

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Greece’s Health Minister redefines “Covid-19 deaths”

Greece’s Health Minister Thanos Plevris said that the protocol for recording deaths from coronavirus is being redefined. The National Health Care Organization EODY will record Covid-19 deaths according to some criteria such as a positive test, pneumonia and respiratory infection and calculate the pandemic deaths accordingly., Plevris said that Greece …

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One in five Covid-19 cases in Greece are reinfections

One in five Covid-19 cases recorded in Greece in recent weeks was a reinfection, medical experts say. This was considered rare until the end of 2021. However, with the successive prevalence of Omicron subvariants and the long time lag from vaccination for the majority of the population, reinfections have become …

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