Chronicles of the pandemic for April 3: 3232 new cases, 755 intubated, 70 deaths

Today Saturday, the Greek National Health Organization announced a total of 3,232 new coronavirus cases. At the same time, according to EODY, 755 patients were intubated in the intensive care unit, and 70 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

As a reminder, most of the cases reported by EODY in one day were announced on Tuesday, March 30, when 4,340 cases were identified in 24 hours. At the same time, the largest number of deaths due to the virus in 24 hours was recorded on Saturday, November 28, when 121 patients died.

The Attica metropolitan region may be at the center of this third wave of the pandemic, but outbreaks and hospitalizations have been reported in Thessaloniki, Patras and other cities in the country in recent days.

The daily trend in the concentration of SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of Thessaloniki continues to grow, reflecting a significant deterioration in the epidemiological picture of the city and the widespread spread of the virus in the community.

Scientific evidence shows that the city is dominated by the British, much more contagious strain of the virus, as a percentage of 90% of sample analyzes, with a sharp increase in hospital admissions of COVID-19 patients to hospitals in Thessaloniki and an increase in the number of patients in intensive care units.

In Patras, viral load has also increased significantly, as intensive care beds in two public hospitals are 95% full, and places in coronavirus wards are close to 100% in recent days.

Two more regional divisions are coming to the attention of infectious disease specialists due to the recent outbreak of the spread of coronavirus. These are Larisa and Kozani, who have had a significant increase in the number of infections over the past week.

The situation in Crete is also problematic, in and there most of the infected have a British mutation. The consequence of the spread of this variant of coronavirus on the island is an increase in the number of cases, as well as a large number of hospitalizations.

EODY report in detail:

“New laboratory confirmed cases of the disease, registered in the last 24 hours, are 3232 people, of which 4 were detected after checks at the entrance to the country. The total number of cases is 273,459 (daily change + 1.2%), of which 51.5% are men. Based on confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 93 are considered to be related to international travel and 3270 to a known case.

70 new deaths of patients with COVID-19, with a total of 8,302 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. 95.7% had an underlying disease and / or were 70 years of age or older.

The number of patients who underwent intubation was 755 (65.4% of men). Their average age is 68. 83.2% have an underlying medical condition and / or are 70 years of age or older. Since the start of the pandemic, 1,746 patients have been discharged from intensive care units. 449 new patients with Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals (daily change -20.11%). The average number of patients hospitalized within seven days is 476. The average age of cases is 44 years (range 0.2 to 105 years), and the average age of death is 79 years (range 0 to 103 years).

Geographic distribution of cases:

383 new infections were reported in Thessaloniki and 108 in Achaia. More detailed cases in regional units belonging to Attica: East Attica: 194 cases North sector of Athens: 165 cases West Attica: 146 cases West sector of Athens: 207 cases Central Athens: 422 cases Islands: 19 cases South Athens sector: 157 cases Piraeus: 215 cases

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