The National Public Health Organization (EODY) announced a new anti-record for the second day in a row, with new cases surpassing five figures for the first time and more than double yesterday’s figure.
According to the National Public Health Organization (EODY), the number of new cases of coronavirus that have been reported in Greece in the past 24 hours is 21,657. Today, Tuesday 28 December 2021, 60 dead have been announced (66 yesterday). The number of patients intubated in intensive care units (ICUs) was 635 (629 yesterday).
Test and positive result
Over the past 24 hours, 556,060 (2-5 times more than usual) laboratory tests were carried out with a positiveness of 3.89%. The seven-day average is 325,997 spot checks.
We will remind, yesterday, on Monday, December 27, 9284 cases of the disease and 66 deaths were announced, and 629 patients were on intubation. 95 147 tests were carried out with a positivity of 9.76%. A week ago, on Tuesday December 21, there were 6424 cases and 77 deaths, and 661 patients underwent intubation.
The total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 1,105,885, with 20,557 deaths recorded. The average age of cases is 38 years (range 0.2 to 106 years), and the average age of death is 78 years (range 0.2 to 106 years).
The situation in the intensive care unit
Of the 635 intubated patients, 60.3% are men, with an average age of 63 years, and 79.8% have an underlying disease and / or are 70 years of age or older. Among intubated patients, 540 (85.04%) were not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, and 95 (14.96%) were fully vaccinated.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,734 patients have been discharged from intensive care units. Yesterday, 340 new patients with Covid-19 were admitted to hospitals in the region (day shift + 17.65%). On average, 324 patients were hospitalized in seven days.
Of the total of 21 657 cases, 20 were imported, 14 of which were detected after checks upon entry into the country.
In the regional divisions of Attica, 9882 cases of the disease were registered, and in Thessaloniki – 2665.
Pleuris: new tightening of the regime before the New Year, if deemed necessary
In the morning, Health Minister Thanos Pleuris said on ANT1 that the basic plan is the measures to be taken after the New Year, and, most likely, this will happen, but if necessary, they can be taken earlier. According to him, the main criterion for making decisions is the situation in the healthcare system.
Aristotle University: Omicron will completely dominate Thessaloniki by January 9th.
The Omikron mutation is predominant in Thessaloniki and is expected to dominate early next year, according to a report from the Department of Epidemiology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki based on wastewater analysis. The mutation was first detected in sewage on December 19, and within 8 days its percentage compared to the Delta strain increased exponentially.
Omicron mutation set world record for incidence
Note that a record was set for new daily cases of Covid-19 worldwide on Dec 23, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and the service Our world in databut the number of deaths has not followed the same upward trajectory so far.
The number of new confirmed cases has surpassed 1.44 million as dozens of countries around the world are confronted with the highly contagious strain of the coronavirus, the Omicron strain. The only time that this number of cases has been reported was in December last year, when Turkey suddenly added a large number of previously positive samples. That said, according to Bloomberg, only symptomatic patients were registered for several months.
The seven-day moving average was at an all-time high yesterday, allowing scientists to track the evolution of epidemiological data without being distorted by meeting days such as Christmas Eve.
In particular, on Monday, the seven-day average exceeded 840,000 cases, a week earlier it reached 686,000, and in early December barely exceeded 578,000 cases.
Reduction of quarantine to five days in asymptomatic cases
Meanwhile, reducing the quarantine period to five days, meanwhile, has been proposed by a committee of experts from the Ministry of Health for those asymptomatic and those with mild symptoms.