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Greek experts warn daily infections could pass 2,000 over the weekend

Microbiology Professor and member of Greece’s coronavirus expert committee warned on Friday morning that given the  current rate of transmission, new infections could reach and pass the 2,000 mark this weekend. Speaking to Skai TV, Professor Alakiviadis Vatopoulos said that new daily infections appear to be doubling on a weekly …

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Coronavirus infections in Moria refugees camp rise to 17

health authorities have confirmed 17 coronavirus cases at the hotspot of Moria, Migration and Asylum Minister Notis Mitarakis announced on Tuesday morning. In the last three days, teams from National Health Care Organization (EODY)have received samples from 2,000 refugees and asylum-seekers and so far the test results form 1,600 are …

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Authorities concerned about increased infections among health workers

Greece’s health authorities are increasingly concerned about a spike of coronavirus infections among the health workers in the country’s hospitals. Infected are doctors and nurses, even in clinics designated to deal with Covid-19 patients only. According to the union of hospital workers POEDIN, 70 health workers have been tested positive …

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From beach parties in Halkidiki to over 30 infected elderly in Thessaloniki

A live music concert with 2,000 people in a beach bar of Halkidiki peninsula triggered lots of coronavirus infections in the neighboring Thessaloniki including 33 elderly in a nursing home. According to locals media, three of the bartenders were tested positive. President of Medical Association of Halkidiki, Marios Pyrpasopoulos told …

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West Nile virus claims two lives in Greece; 10 people infected

West Nile mosquito

The West Nile virus has claimed the lives of two people this summer in Greece and infected ten others. An infected woman passed away on Monday morning in Serres, northern Greece. She was diagnosed with the virus a week ago. The elderly woman was the second fatality caused by the …

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Coronavirus Greece: 32 new cases, among them 14 “imported”; 200 deaths

Greek health authorities announced three more deaths and 32 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday evening. Among the new cases, 14 were detected among tourists. With 5 deaths in the last 36 hours, death toll reached the mark of 200 people since the outbreak in late February. The number of …

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2 asymptomatic patients tested positive in Thessaloniki hospital

Alarm in AHEPA hospital in Thessaloniki on Monday after two asymptomatic patients were tested positive to COVID-19. The patients, a 70-year-old woman and an 81-year-old man, were already hospitalized for health issues other than of the coronavirus, and thus without specific safety measures for several days. Worth noting that AHEPA …

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Coronavirus: Greece records 2 more deaths on Saturday morning

Greece’s authorities announced the death of two coronavirus patients on Saturday morning. Both victims are men in West Macedonia and the island of Zakynthos. One of the victims was a 90-year-old man hospitalized since a couple of days in the ICU of Ptolemaida hospital in West Macedonia. In the same …

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COVID-19: “Two Greeks on board of Diamond Princess to be repatriated,” says Health Minister

Health Minister Vassilis Kikkilias announced the repatriation of two Greeks on board of the cruise ship Diamond Princess, currently in quarantine in Yokohama, Japan. 355 passengers and crew have been infected with the new coronavirus COVID-19. “In cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and all relevant agencies, we are already coordinating …

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Death toll of West Nile virus rises to 25, a total of 195 inifections

West Nile mosquito

25 people have lost their lives since the beginning of the mosquitoes season in Greece due to complication of infection with the West Nile virus. According to the weekly report by the National Public Health Organization, a total of 195 people have been infected with the virus, while 121 of …

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West Nile virus in Greece claims 15 lives, infects 158 people

West Nile mosquito

The West Nile virus has claimed a total of 15 lives in the time from beginning of the mosquitoes season 2019 until September 5. All the victims were over 60 years old.During the same period a total of 158 people were infected by the virus across the country. 97 of …

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West Nile virus victims rise to 10, number of total infections 96

West Nile mosquito

Four deaths and 47 new cases of infection with the West Nile virus have been recorded in the last week, thus increasing the total number of deaths to 10 and of infections to 96. According to the weekly epidemiological surveillance report of the West Nile Virus issued by the Greek …

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Four people die of West Nile virus, 35 infected in Greece

West Nile mosquito

Two more people died last week due to West Nile virus infection, increasing the number of deaths since the begin of mosquitoes season to four. According to the latest epidemiological report by the Greek National Public Health Organization (EHOD) published on Thursday, August 8th 2019, the number of West Nile …

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