The National Organization of Public Health (EODY) announced on Thursday afternoon (06/05) that the laboratory confirmed new cases of coronavirus are 3,421, of which 9 were detected after checks at the country’s gates. 1604 were located in Attica.
The total number of cases is 355,445 (daily change + 1.0%), of which 51.2% are men. Based on the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 46 are considered related to travel from abroad and 1,214 are related to an already known case.
The number of patients treated by intubation is 754 (63.0% men). Their median age is 67 years. 82.6% have underlying disease and / or age 70 years and older. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,153 patients have been discharged from the ICU.
The admission of new Covid-19 patients to the hospitals of the territory is 370 (daily change + 0.27%). The average seven-day admission is 395 patients.
The new deaths of patients with COVID-19 are 83, while since the beginning of the epidemic a total of 10,847 deaths have been recorded. 95.3% had underlying disease and / or age 70 years and older.
In more detail, the cases in the regional units belonging to Attica:
Eastern Attica: 162 cases
Northern Sector of Athens: 182 cases
West Attica: 95 cases
Western Sector of Athens: 224 cases
Central Sector of Athens: 564 cases
Islands: 15 cases
Southern Athens Sector: 167 cases
Piraeus: 195 cases
New infections were recorded in Thessaloniki 417 and in Achaia 71.
In the rest of Greece
121 cases in P.E. Etoloakarnania
12 cases in P.E. Argolida
14 cases in the Prefecture of Arcadia
60 cases in P.E. Βοιωτίας
6 cases in the Prefecture of Grevena
16 cases in the Prefecture of Drama
42 cases in P.E. Evros
49 cases in P.E. Of Evia
2 cases in P.E. Evrytania
2 cases in the prefecture of Zakynthos
22 cases in P.E. Of Ilia
19 cases in the prefecture of Imathia
56 cases in Heraklion
1 case in P.E. Thasos
7 cases in P.E. Thesprotia
3 cases in P.E. Ikaria
52 cases in P.E. Ioannina
23 cases in the prefecture of Kavala
32 cases in the Prefecture of Kalymnos
13 cases in P.E. Karditsa
3 cases in the Prefecture of Karpathos
9 cases in the prefecture of Kastoria
2 cases in P.E. Kea-Kythnos
43 cases in P.E. Corfu (cases of previous period are included due to late declaration in the Register covid-19)
6 cases in P.E. Of Kefallinia
27 cases in Kilkis Prefecture
42 cases in Kozani Prefecture
33 cases in P.E. Corinth
8 cases in P.E. Kos
8 cases in P.E. Laconia
78 cases in the Prefecture of Larissa
12 cases in Lassithi Prefecture
12 cases in P.E. Lesvos
1 case in Lefkada Prefecture
59 cases in P.E. Magnesia
8 cases in P.E. Of Messinia
4 cases in Naxos Prefecture
37 cases in P.E. Xanthi
2 cases in P.E. Paros
14 cases in P.E. Pella
13 cases in P.E. Pieria
4 cases in the Preveza Prefecture
12 cases in P.E. Of Rethymno
16 cases in the prefecture of Rodopi
1 case in the prefecture of Rhodes
1 case in the Prefecture of Samos
41 cases in P.E. Serres
4 cases in P.E. Sporades
31 cases in P.E. Trikala
25 cases in P.E. Fthiotida
9 cases in P.E. Florina
6 cases in the Prefecture of Fokida
10 cases in P.E. Of Halkidiki
42 cases in P.E. Chania
2 cases in the Prefecture of Chios
141 cases under investigation
Performing a test
In the last 24 hours, 23,804 molecular tests and 56,213 rapid tests were performed. In a total of 80,017 tests, a record number, the positivity is estimated at 4.27%.
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 that are tested, a total of 4,718,204 clinical samples have been tested while from Health Units and Scales of EODY performing Rapid Ag tests have tested 3,606,731 samples. The seven-day average is 35,035 sample checks.
Self-tests: As of May 5, 2021, 2,391,693 statements of self-diagnostic results have been recorded electronically, while 63,376 people came for re-examination.
Mass Sampling EODY: On May 5, 2021, 121 sampling actions were carried out by the Mobile Health Teams (KOMY) of EODY, in which 22,113 Rapid Ag tests were performed and 417 positive (1.89%) were found.
Genomic analysis was completed on 1,058 selected samples for the period March 29 to April 28, 2021.
From the control of 1,058 samples, a total of 752 samples with strains of special interest (Variants Of Concern – VOC) and 245 samples with strains under investigation (Variants Under Investigation – VUI) emerged. Of the 752 samples with mutants of special interest, 749 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 out of the 245 samples with VUI strains, 243 were related to strain B.1.1.318 (Variant_E484K) and 2 were related to strain B.1.617.2 (VUI-21APR-01) (Table 3).
A total of 11,585 samples of domestic cases have been tested for mutations in the territory since the launch of the National Network of Genomic Surveillance of Mutations SARS-CoV-2 until today. Of all domestic samples tested for mutations, the three most common mutations isolated are B.1.1.7 / UK lineage (Variant VOC_202012), at 66.34%, followed by B.1.1.318 (Variant_E484K) with percentage 6.99% and B.1.351 / South Africa (Variant 501.V2) with a percentage of 0.63% (Table 4).
In addition, a total of 98 strains with mutations from imported samples have been isolated, of which 93 are related to the B.1.1.7 / UK lineage mutation (Variant VOC_202012), 3 are related to 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.
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