The coronavirus pandemic is raging again in the world, over the past 24 hours in Italy 100 thousand new infected, in France – more than 200 thousand, according to The Guardian.
Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health, said that in Europe there is a sharp increase in coronavirus rates, the pandemic is not over. In the 25th week of this year, the 14-day case notification rate in EU and the European Economic Area amounted to 694.1 per 100 thousand people, against 518.6 in 24 weeks. And this figure has been increasing for the third week.
The BBC reports that the number of cases is rapidly increasing in the UK. On July 1, there were about 2.3 million cases – every thirtieth inhabitant of the country. Just a week earlier, that number was 32% lower.
in Israel, writes The Guardian, the authorities announced the beginning of the seventh wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The country plans to tighten quarantine restrictions. Now about 47 thousand people are sick in the country, while half of them were diagnosed with the virus last week.
And China is once again blocking Xian, 13 million, with only 18 cases of omicron detected there.
July 4th in Greece emergency meeting of experts due to the increase in coronavirus cases. As in all of Europe, Omicron and the BA4 and BA5 variants predominate. Experts note that in the age group of 18-24 years, an increase in the number of new cases is recorded. This mainly concerns tourist areas, growth has been recorded over the past three weeks. There is also an increase in re-infections weekly, but simple beds are occupied during hospitalization, and this is encouraging for doctors.
At the moment, the increase in the number of cases does not lead to a large number of people admitted to intensive care units and to an excessive increase in deaths. More than half of the infections, according to the Athens News Agency, come from Omicron.
Yesterday, Tuesday Greek health authorities announced 25,566 cases of coronavirus infection plus 5,022 reinfections in the last 24 hours, for a total of 30,588 cases. During the same period, 19 Covid-related deaths were recorded. The number of intubated Covid patients in hospital intensive care units is 98.