Koronovirus: Spread is spreading in Northern Greece – ICUs are filling up, cases are increasing | HELLAS
Low vaccination coverage and return to autumn activities create an explosive combination in northern Greece, where the spread of the coronavirus seems to be “igniting”.
EODY announced on Friday 2,636 cases of coronavirus, with its spread “biting” slightly compared to the previous days. At the same time, the number of intubated patients, with 329 people in the Intensive Care Units, appeared to be constant.
The data from EODY show that about 4 out of 10 cases in the last 24 hours are located in areas of northern Greece, while Larissa is also part of the “red” areas, which recorded 192 infections in the last 24 hours.
Koronovios: Thessaloniki in the “red” with 394 cases – Anxiety for Larissa with 192
Pagoni: Vaccination coverage below 40% in cities of Northern Greece
Thessaloniki continues to be the regional unit with the highest number of cases, recording 394 infections in the last 24 hours.
At the same time, all the regional units that are part of the most populous Attica, recorded a total of 448 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The image of the NSS in northern Greece is difficult
The picture in the hospitals of northern Greece is diametrically opposed to what is happening in the National Health System throughout the country. While, at the national level, the number of hospital admissions shows the decline and the fullness of the situation in the ICU reaches 68.7%, the hospitals of Thessaloniki and northern Greece face a serious problem.
According to the data of the Panhellenic Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN), published today, in Thessaloniki at the moment there is not a single ICU bed available, while the ICU beds in Katerini, Gianitsa, and were counted on the fingers of one hand.
Experts from the Coronavirus Commission identify this development in the relationship between vaccination coverage and the spread of the virus in the community.
In simple words, as noted by Professor of Infectious Diseases Vana Papaevangelou during yesterday’s briefing of the Ministry of Health, in areas with low vaccination coverage we see increasing trends in the number of new cases.
Vaccination coverage is low in northern Greece
“All of northern Greece blushed. “There are cities in northern Greece that have vaccination coverage below 40%, because they are not convinced,” said on Friday morning the president of EINAP, Matina Pagoni.
Specifically, based on the epidemiological map on the website covid19.gov.gr, the need for vaccination coverage in the “red areas” in the north of the country ranges between 40% and 50%, while in Attica, for example, it is estimated at over 60% The
Specifically, the percentage of fully vaccinated in Thessaloniki is 50.08%, in Halkidiki 46.84%, in Kilkis 41.00%, in Larissa 49.91%, while in Drama and Pieria the percentages are lower, with 42 , 56% and 41.63%, respectively.
In the “red” northern Greece and Larissa
We remind you that from the morning of October 1, local measures came into force in the regional units of Thessaloniki, Larissa, Halkidiki and Kilkis, which were included in level 4, in the “red” of the epidemiological map.
At the same time, as announced, the validity of the measures in the P.E. Pieria, Imathia, Pella, Kavala, Kastoria, Xanthi and Drama, after the evaluation of new epidemiological data by the Committee of Infectious Diseases and the National Committee for the Protection of Public Health against coronavirus, in the context of epidemiology. Municipality on a weekly basis.
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