Crete is under the scrutiny of epidemiologists due to 19 cases of Indian mutations identified on the island.
Cases Delta mutations identified in our unvaccinated fellow citizens and concern almost all young people under 28 years old, there are also two patients 52 and 70 years old.
All 19 cases were found in the regional division of Heraklion, they are family members, business workers and students. Most importantly, though, patient 0 has yet to be found. The virus is believed to have arrived in Heraklion from abroad and was introduced either by a tourist or by a Greek who was traveling in Europe.
Now the goal of the local authorities and the medical community in Greece is to continue vaccination of the population at a faster pace, since the vaccine is the only obstacle to the much higher transmissibility of this strain, which reaches 60% compared to the UK.
In fact, according to Professor of Clinical Virology at the University of Crete School of Medicine Alexandros Zafeyropoulos, after a short time, starting today, mutation “Delta“Will dominate Crete.
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitotakis and Governor of Crete Stavros Arnautakis raised the issue by telephone yesterday, shortly before a teleconference at which Mr Tsiodras, Mr Hardalias and the Prime Minister stressed the need to increase vaccination coverage in Crete.
An order has been received for the governor to commit himself to doing everything in his power to convince people who are still hesitant to get vaccinated to get vaccinated.