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Infections surge over 20,000 as experts warn of very high infectivity

Greek health officials reported 20,084 new infections on Tuesday. This is because the Omicron sub-mutants BA.4 and BA.5 continued to trigger the sixth wave of the Covid pandemic in the country.

On Monday, the National Public Health Organization (EODY) reported 7,682 new cases.

Daily data also showed an additional 16 Covid-related deaths and 95 patients in the intensive care unit, from 12 and 95 on the previous day, respectively. Of the 23,748 infections on Tuesday, 3,664 were re-infected, according to EODY.

“It was clear a month ago that this increase in the number of cases was approaching,” Athena Reno, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Athens School of Medicine, said in a comment to Kathimerini.

Like other scientists, she predicted that the increase in cases would peak in mid-July. “Because the most contagious variants of Omicron, BA.4 and BA.5, came to Greece, we stopped the protection measures indoors,” she said, with a positive index of 11%, which is It shows that it is very expensive. Infectious. She believes that the use of masks indoors, especially in public transport, is essential.

“Vaccines too [having recovered from] Illness can protect us completely from infection, but only from severe illness, “she said. “At the beginning of the holiday season, we recommend choosing a ferry if you have a deck that allows you to get out as much as possible during the voyage, even if the ferry is late.” “It takes a few minutes to self-test before attending a rally or social event. Even if you feel good, you don’t do it for yourself as much as in the public interest,” she said.



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