– The fourth wave soon turned into the fifth wave, as Professor Athanasius Tsakris explains in an interview Aftonbladet Posting is allowed.
The country, which for many years has been a favorite holiday destination for Norwegians, reached the peak of infection with 5,000 new infections in August.
Throughout September, infections were declining, before the aforementioned fifth wave of Corona swept the country in October.
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On the first day of November, the Monday of this week, Greece recorded 5,449 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours. The highest number in the country since the outbreak of the epidemic.
The death toll in the past 24 hours was 52, and last week’s average was 42 new deaths per day.
In addition, 430 patients are on ventilators in Greek hospitals. 80 percent of patients are over 70 years old, or have underlying disease.
By comparison, Sweden, which has a population of about the same as Greece, has only 29 patients in the intensive care unit as of Monday, November 1.
Experts now fear that Greece is still several weeks away from the peak of infection.
The fifth wave will continue in December. The fourth wave went straight to the fifth, and we saw it build up in the northern part of Greece, and then down to other areas, Tsakris tells the paper. in Christian educationHe is a professor of microbiology and an epidemic advisor to the authorities.
On the plus side, Tsakris believes Greece will not reach the death toll it had during the second wave a year ago. By then, the country had gone through several days with over 100 deaths.
Recently the largest number was 62. The cause of the death toll is now lower despite the high incidence, he explains with vaccination.
However, the number of deaths has been rising for a long time, and authorities are sending a warning in the country that the vaccination rate has reached just over 60 percent of full vaccinations.
We are not done with the corona virus yet. As long as there are people who are not immune, the virus has places to spread. Government spokesperson, Giannis Okonomou, commented that human lives could not continue to be lost because of this. Aftonbladet.
In an effort to vaccinate more people, Greece has introduced corona permits for guests in restaurants and bars.
according to Greek reporter Only 18 of the 5,449 cases on Wednesday originated from tourism.
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