Greek Epidemiology Committee to Meet for Additional Action

The Epidemiological Committee of the Greek Ministry of Health will meet on Monday 27 December, in the context of ongoing epidemiological surveillance and assessment of the condition caused by the Omicron strain.

The committee is reported to be seriously concerned about a significant new exacerbation of the pandemic. He will review the epidemiological data and assess the measures taken to reduce the spread of the virus. Media reports that the committee will propose additional measures against the pandemic if deemed necessary.

Last Thursday Health Minister Thanos Pleuris announced that the second package of measures will be implemented after the Christmas holidays. According to him, as well as to media reports on Sunday, additional measures will concern reducing the opening hours of restaurants and entertainment establishments. It is assumed that the measures will be in effect within two weeks.

Business owners in these two sectors are certainly not thrilled to miss out on increased revenue for the rest of the holidays, including New Years Eve and Epiphany.

And at this time …

Greek health authorities announced 4,036 coronavirus cases and 79 deaths in the past 24 hours on Sunday, with the number of Covid patients intubated in hospitals rising again to 624 from 617 a day earlier.

Greece has confirmed 1,074,869 infections since the pandemic began (daily change: + 0.4%). Of the confirmed cases in the last 7 days, 206 cases are related to travel from abroad and 2409 are related to other confirmed cases.

The 79 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours brought the total number of victims of the pandemic to 20,429. Of these, 95.2% had an underlying disease and / or were 70 years of age or older.

There are 624 patients in hospitals on ventilators. Their average age is 62 years, 79.2% have an underlying disease and / or are 70 years of age or older.

Of the total number of intubations, 521 (83.95%) are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 103 (16.51%) are fully vaccinated.

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