Metropolitan Chrysostomos has been at the Agios Andreas General Hospital in Patras since Sunday. He was hospitalized with symptoms of fever.
According to the report of the 6th District of Health (RA), laboratory tests were immediately carried out to make a final diagnosis and a detailed assessment of his state of health. Initially, he passed a rapid diagnostic test, which turned out to be negative.
However, the attending physicians considered it advisable to conduct a molecular test, the result of which was released late Sunday evening and showed that he was sick with coronavirus. Appropriate treatment was started immediately.
According to confirmed information, the Metropolitan, in the performance of his duties, apparently came into contact with a carrier of the coronavirus, as a result of which he became infected.
A senior cleric said he was “happy to be fully vaccinated and for this reason he only developed a mild form of pneumonia.” “He is not at risk of serious complications and is in very good psychological and clinical condition,” the doctors said in a statement.
According to doctors, the Metropolitan will be treated at the Agios Andreas Covid Clinic for only a few days, according to Protagon.gr.