Greece: A Delta-like wave of infections caused by a resurgent Alpha variant

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Greece’s daily coronavirus cases passed the 3,000 mark on Tuesday, recording a two-month high, as the country struggles with a new surge in infections.  In its bulletin, the National Organization for Public Health (EODY) said it had confirmed 3,109 cases in the past 24 hours, which is the highest number since May 11.  EODY said four patients died of Covid-19 with the number of fatalities since the start of the pandemic reaching 12,806. At the same time, there are 133 intubated patients in the Intensive Care Units from 139 on Monday.

The Delta variant still hasn’t made much of an impact in Greece yet. The dominant variant is still the Alpha variant B.1.1.7, with some case of B.1.1.318 being found. report




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** This post was originally published on July 13, 2021 **