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New COVID-19 Cases Spike in Greece

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During the week of September 19th to September 25th, there were 97 deaths from COVID-19. Credit: AMNA

Greece has recorded a 24 percent rise in new COVID-19 cases during the last week compared to the previous, authorities announced on Tuesday.

In its weekly report, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) confirmed 44,775 new COVID-19 cases in the week of September 19th to September 25th.

This is equivalent to 4,292 coronavirus cases per one million people with a weekly increase in cases of twenty-four percent. Of the new infections, twenty-six percent were reinfections. All confirmed infections since the pandemic began amount to 4,920,192.

According to EODY, a total of 819 COVID-19 patients were admitted to the hospital during the week of September 19th to September 25th (117 patients on a weekly average).

The total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals for the same week was 715 (102 as weekly average, or -5 percent compared to the previous week).

97 deaths from COVID-19 in Greece during last week

In addition, 79 hospital patients were on ventilators on September 25th. Their median age is seventy years, and 96.2 percent have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over.

During the week of September 19th to September 25th, there were also 97 deaths from COVID-19, or nine deaths per one million people (weekly change: -16 percent), bringing the total of pandemic victims since the pandemic began to 33,111.

Of the people who died, 96 percent had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

The median age of those who were infected was 38 years of age, and of those who died, it was 80.

Earlier in September, Greece opened an online appointments booking platform for updated COVID-19 vaccines.

The National Vaccination Committee said that the vaccinations are effective against Omicron mutations 1, 2, and 5.

Last week, President Joe Biden pronounced the COVID-19 pandemic to be over in the US. The US President stated that things are moving in the right direction even if “we’re still doing a lot of work on it.”

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) director stated earlier in September that the pandemic’s end was “in sight.” President Biden stated that the US was still putting in “a lot of work” to manage the virus in an interview with CBS.

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