Covid cases dropping again
The latest wave of Covid-19 is receding in Greece, according to data from last week, which showed that all key indicators of the epidemic, from new diagnoses, the infectiousness index, to deaths of patients with the disease, were markedly reduced compared to the last week of July.
Greece confirmed 100,421 new coronavirus cases in the week of August 1-7, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) said in its weekly statistics report on Tuesday.
This is equivalent to 9,626 coronavirus cases per 1 mln people during that week (weekly change: -19%), with 21% of the weekly new infections being reinfections. All confirmed infections since the pandemic began are 4,577,675.
There are also 314 deaths from Covid-19 registered in the August 1-7 week, or 30 deaths per 1 mln people (weekly change: -18%), bringing the total of pandemic victims since the pandemic began to 31,722. Of the people who died, 95.9% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or above.
A total of 120 hospital patients were on ventilators on August 7. Their median age is 70 years and 95.0 pct has an underlying condition and/or is aged 70 or over.
In addition, 2,343 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital during the week of August 1-7 (335 patients on a weekly average, and -8% compared to the previous week), while the average number of Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals for the same week was 2,195.