Based on the tests already done today and the number of positive results, experts today expect more than 50,000 cases of coronavirus.
Omicron is spreading rapidly and brings tens of thousands of infections, but far fewer hospitalizations than previous mutations. Government spokesman Yiannis Oikonomou, at today’s briefing on the new mutation, noted:
Our country. In our country, where it already dominates, as in most European countries. This is an unprecedented infection, but as we can see from our experience in previous periods, as well as from the first estimates of scientists, omicron causes a milder incidence; it brings tens of thousands of new cases, but fewer hospitalizations than all previous mutations. To date, it mainly affects young people between the ages of 18 and 34, with the result that the average age of new cases has dropped to 29. This new reality further highlights the need for increased vaccination coverage, protective measures, and frequent testing.