Rise in coronavirus infections and flu cases; 52 deaths due to Covid-19 (May 15-21)
New cases of both SARS-CoV-2 and of influenza (flu) went up slightly over the week of May 15-21, according to the weekly report by the National Public Health Organization (EODY), published on Thursday.
Hospital admissions for coronavirus also went up last week, yet dropping 7% overall compared to the average weekly for admissions during the last 4 weeks. Meanwhile, the number of new intubations in May 15-21 decreased compared to the previous week, registering an overall 22% decrease compared to the average of new intubations the last 4 weeks.
Weekly sampling of virus loads in urban waste in Greece showed a rise in SARS-CoV-2 in 3 of 10 regions checked.
A total of 68 people with flu have been hospitalized in ICUs since the start of the flu season and 26 people have died. A total of 78% of infections relate to type A, and of these the most common were subtype A (H3N2).