Tuesday , August 3 2021

Greece:- Coronavirus update for Thursday 29/4

Coronavirus: 2,435 cases, 817 intubated, 73 deaths

The cases today in Attica

In Attica today, 29/04/2021, 1151 new cases were identified according to EODY.
The distribution of cases in Attica today is as follows:

– Eastern Attica 129

– Northern Sector of Athens 132

– West Attica 83

– Western Sector of Athens 162

– Central Sector of Athens 345

– Islands 11

– Southern Sector of Athens 122

– Piraeus 167

In detail, the spread of new cases today in the rest of Greece

The distribution of new cases of coronavirus in Greece today (outside Attica), by regional unit, is as follows:

The cases are identified in detail throughout the country:

Thessaloniki 347
Etoloakarnania 10
Argolis 31 (Includes cases of previous period due to late declaration in the Covid-19 Register)
Arcadia 19
Arta 4
Achaia 43
Boeotia 47
Grevena 1
Drama 12
Evros 12
Evia 32
Evrytania 1
Zakynthos 4
Ilia 16
Imathia 24
Heraklion 37
Thassos 4
Thesprotia 3
Thira 1
Ioannina 35
Kavala 26
Kalymnos 27
Karditsa 12
Kastoria 6
Kea-Kythnos 1
Corfu 8
Kefalonia 3
Kilkis 24
Kozani 36
Corinth 23
Kos 5
Laconia 2
Larissa 85
Lasithi 11
Lesvos 5
Lemnos 1
Magnesia 39
Messinia 13
Mykonos 2
Xanthi 14
Pella 15
Pieria 19
Preveza 2
Rethymnon 7
Rodopi 8
Rhodes 2
Samos 3
Serres 25
Sporades 1
Trikala 21
Fthiotida 9
Florina 6
Fokida 1
Halkidiki 6
Chania 19
Chios 1
Under investigation 106
The number of patients treated by intubation is 817 (62.9% men). Their median age is 68 years. 85.6% have underlying disease and / or age 70 years and older. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,104 patients have been discharged from the ICU.

The admission of new Covid-19 patients to the hospitals of the territory is 484 (daily change -8.68%). The average seven-day admission is 463 patients.

The new deaths of patients with COVID-19 are 73, while since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 10,315 deaths have been recorded. 95.4% had underlying disease and / or age 70 years and older.

Performing a test

In the last 24 hours, 18,309 molecular tests and 52,790 rapid tests were performed. In a total of 71,099 tests the positivity is estimated at 3.42%.

From January 1, 2020 until today, in the laboratories that perform tests for the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) and that systematically state the total of the samples they test, a total of 4,645,215 clinical samples have been tested while from Health Units and Scales of EODY performing Rapid Ag tests have tested 3,434,476 samples. The seven-day average is 55,319 sample checks.

Self-tests: As of April 29, 2021, 1,827,386 self-test reports have been recorded electronically, while 38,661 people came for re-testing.

Bulk Sampling EODY: On April 28, 2021, 134 sampling actions were carried out by the Mobile Health Teams (KOMY) of EODY, in which 18,667 Rapid Ag tests were performed and 289 positive (1.55%) were found.

Confirmed mutations

Genomic analysis was completed on 1,201 selected samples for the period March 3 to April 19, 2021.

From the control of 1,201 samples, a total of 1,013 samples with strains of special interest (Variants Of Concern – VOC) and 145 samples with strains under investigation (Variants Under Investigation – VUI) emerged. Out of 1,013 samples with mutants of special interest, 1,010 were related to the B.1.1.7 / UK lineage mutation (Variant VOC_202012) and 3 were related to the B.1.351 / South Africa mutation (Variant 501.V2), while of the 145 samples with VUI strains, 139 related to strain B.1.1.318 (Variant_E484K), 2 related to strain B.1.1 (Variant_Ε484Κ), 2 related to strain B.1.1.345 (Variant_Ε484Κ),), 1 related to strain B. 1.617 and 1 concerned the strain B.1.617.1.

A total of 10,407 samples of domestic cases have been tested for mutations in the territory since the start of operation of the National Network of Genomic Surveillance of Mutations SARS-CoV-2 until today. Of all the domestic samples tested for mutations, the three most common mutations isolated are B.1.1.7 / UK lineage (Variant VOC_202012), with 66.69%, followed by B.1.1.318 (Variant_E484K ) with a percentage of 5.47% and B.1.351 / South Africa (Variant 501.V2) with a percentage of 0.67%.

In addition, a total of 97 strains have been isolated with mutations from imported samples, of which 92 concern the B.1.1.7 / UK lineage mutation (Variant VOC_202012), 3 concern the B.1.351 / South Africa mutation (Variant 501.V2), 1 concerns the strain VariantVUI202102 / 03 and 1 concerns the strain B.1.617.1.

Source:- news24/7.gr

About Louise Inzk

Louise is Australian born and has been a Greek citizen since 1991. She has deep cultural ties with the island, often writing about Zakynthian Traditions and Culture. She is also an active member of the Volunteer Group of Zakynthos, Giostra Di Zante and is a member of the women's choir "Rodambelos". Her love of the island and all it offers saw her joining the Zakynthos (Zante) Informer admin team in 2014.

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