COVID-MAP Updated: 44% of Greece’s Regions in Deep Red

According to the weekly update of November 12, the spread of coronavirus in Greece continues at a rapid pace, with 44% of the country’s regional divisions at the highest level 5 of the COVID-MAP epidemiological map.

The Greek capital Athens is red due to outbreaks of the virus. Five more regional divisions were transferred to dark red level 5 from the fourth in the previous week – these are Kozani, Karditsa, Halkidiki, Ioannina, Fthiotida.

In Athens, in the northern and southern sectors, a large number of coronavirus infections have been reported, and a week earlier they were transferred to orange level 3 from yellow level 2.

Also at the third level are the regional offices of Thesprotius, Preveza and Arta in western Greece.

It is reported that a total of 22 regions are in the fifth “dark red” level. It:

Thessaloniki Arcadia Mount Athos Achaia Larissa Magnesia Kilkis Imatia Pieria Evros Pella Xanthi Drama Messinia Serres Trikala Kavala Kozani Karditsa Chalkis Ioannina Phthiotida

An interactive map of COVID-MAP in English is here.

For regions at the two highest levels 4 and 5, public health interventions are provided at the regional or municipality level:

1. Contact and detailed information of local authorities about the specific epidemiological characteristics of the area.
2. Activation of the dedicated EODY / civil protection task force to:

strengthening sampling control for SARS-CoV-2; conducting intensive and ongoing events; increase the number of vaccinations on a priority basis.

Greece has seen a steady rise in coronavirus infections, deaths and hospitalizations since mid-October, breaking one record after another since October 30.

The so-called “fourth wave of the pandemic” is putting tremendous pressure on the country’s public hospitals, with coronavirus patients being intubated even outside intensive care units.





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