Omicron mutation: in Greece 54 cases, 154 under suspicion. The peak of infections is expected after the New Year

EODY President Theoclis Zautis said in the Ant1 newsletter: “After the New Year, a fairly large peak in incidence is expected.”

He confirmed that 54 cases of infection with the Omicron strain have been officially registered in Greece. Another 154 are under consideration, however, with a high degree of probability, they will be positive for the new variant of the coronavirus.

Mr Zautis said the Omicron mutation is 2–3 times more infectious than Delta, and “it is very likely to see many more cases.” The EODY President recalled that the new option poses a serious threat to the unvaccinated: vaccinated people get sick less and not as badly as those who did not receive the vaccine. Regarding Omicron’s symptoms, he said it was like a cold: with a runny nose, sore throat, cough, fever and headache.

First case of strain Omicron was identified in Greek Crete on December 2. The carrier was a Greek returning from South Africa. As of December 16, according to information from EODY, in our country have already been registered 17 cases coronavirus with the Omicron mutation. And on December 20, Theoklis Zautis, President of EODY, announced that in Greece increased the number of confirmed cases of the Omicron mutation. There were 26 of them in total, infected with a new variant of the coronavirus were registered in Attica, Laconia and Crete. Not all infections are associated with travel abroad. To date, on December 25, there are already 54 cases in Greece, 154 are under suspicion, with a high probability of confirmation.

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