In Northern Greece, an outbreak of coronavirus in children. And in adults, the situation is no better. The number of new cases is almost comparable to the capital of Greece, although the population in Thessaloniki is much smaller.
In general, the situation in Northern Greece is more and more worrisome. The number of hospitalizations is increasing every day – both in regular and in intensive care units. As of yesterday, September 22, 227 patients were hospitalized, 82% were not vaccinated. In intensive care units, 58 out of 60 patients were not vaccinated. Overall, less than 60% of the population in Northern Greece has been vaccinated, despite the “binge” of the dominant and highly contagious Delta mutation.
The spread of the coronavirus among children is of particular concern. Charalambos Gogos, professor of infectious diseases, explained:
“Children are an infected population because they are not vaccinated. The larger the unvaccinated population, the more likely it is to get sick. 30% of daily cases, a percentage that could increase even more, are associated with young children. “
EODY cites alarming data: from 13 to 19 September, 3,559 reported cases of coronavirus occur between the ages of 4 and 18, that is, 24% (+ 14% from the previous week). And even in summer, when schoolchildren were on vacation, from 06/15/2021 to 09/15/2021, the number of daily infections increased from 238 (from February to May) to 522 (from June 15 to September 15).