In Thessaloniki, Grevena, Evros, Kozani, Fthiotida and Kilkis the highest positivity is presented, according to Vana Papaevangelou.
The positivity rate remained stable at 1.74% and the higher positivity recorded in Thessaloniki, Grevena, Evros, Kozani, Fthiotida and Kilkis stressed the professor of pediatrics – infectious disease Vana Papaevangelou during the briefing at the Ministry of Health.
At the same time, he noted that the pandemic with 6,300 cases per day shows a slow and small recession. The epidemiological burden is high with the active cases exceeding 50,000 “, said Ms. Papaevangelou and added that the weekly number of examinations remains high, at 2.5 million per week. She called on the 400,000 unvaccinated people over the age of 60 who have not even taken the first dose to reconsider.
“Studying the map, we see that this week we had an increase in adults of at least 50%, due to the small vaccination coverage. A typical case in Trikala, at the age of 50-65, only one in five has come for a third installment. “Let us shield ourselves with the vaccination in view of Christmas, with the third dose”, Mrs. Papaevangelou underlined and added that “the ten regional units with the highest mortality, are the ones with the lowest vaccination coverage”.
He said that there are days when more than 500 new hospital admissions are recorded, while referring to people who are missing from the coronavirus, he said that they are mostly unvaccinated elderly people. He also stressed that in various regional units of the country, the number of cases between the ages of 50 and 70 is increasing, and this is directly related to the fact that they have not been vaccinated.
He also noted that there are still more than 450,000 of our fellow citizens over the age of 65 who have not mobilized for vaccination, while he described the importance of giving a self test before Christmas to all, vaccinated and not, and called on everyone to take the self test. . .