Coronavirus: 45% reduction in wastewater at Attica, 35% in Thessaloniki

According to reports from the National Health System EODY, the coronavirus viral load in wastewater in seven of the eleven major cities has stabilized or declined over the past week.

The virus rate ranged from -50% in Alexandroupolis to -31% in Volos and Larissa, viral load in Xanthi + 9% and Ioannina -1%. The table below shows the percentage change in the average concentration of coronavirus viral load in urban wastewater per 100,000 inhabitants during the week of May 31-June 6, 2021, compared to the week of May 24-30, 2021.

At the same time, measurements of the viral load of urban wastewater in Heraklion, Chania and Rethymno showed an increase, while in Patras, the viral load of urban wastewater was not detected at all.

The changes in the indicator, as noted in the EODY announcement, are currently not quantitatively interpreted as they are relatively low. However, it will be tracked and evaluated in the near future.

For example, in Rethymno in the last 24 hours, only 6 new cases of coronavirus have been registered, while in Chania 24 and Heraklion 23.

Accordingly, in Patras, the viral load in urban wastewater was so low that it was not detected at all. It is significant that 26 new cases of coronavirus have been identified in Achaia in the last 24 hours.





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