The number of deaths from the coronavirus in our country decreased to 57 from 63, as announced on Thursday, November 9 by the EODY, during the Weekly Report of the Epidemiological Surveillance of Respiratory Infections. No new flu deaths.
According to the EODY update, between October 30 and November 5, 41 people out of 49, compared to the previous record, are hospitalized intubated, as they were infected by the coronavirus, while the total cases of the Pirola subvariant (BA.2.86) now amount to 116 from 96.
In summary week 44/2023:
Influenza syndromes (regardless of pathogen)
✓ the number of influenza cases per 1,000 visits is at low levels
SARS-CoV2 virus – COVID-19 infection
✓ the positivity in all the tested samples showed a decrease compared to the previous week
✓ the number of admissions (n=781) showed a decrease of 22% compared to the average weekly number of admissions in the previous 4 weeks and was lower than the number of admissions in the corresponding week of 2022
✓ the number of new intubations (n=24) showed an increase compared to the average weekly number of new intubations over the previous 4 weeks (n=21) and was lower than the number of intubations in the corresponding week of 2022
✓ the number of patients with COVID-19 infection who are hospitalized with intubation is 41
✓ 57 deaths were recorded with a median age of 87 years (range 63-96 years). The number of deaths showed a small decrease compared to the average weekly number of deaths in the previous 4 weeks (n=59) and was lower than the number of deaths in the corresponding week in 2022
✓ at week 42 the most frequent BA.2 sub-variant was XBB.1.5 (49%), followed by EG.5 (23%) and XBB.1.16 (16%)
✓ a total of 116 positive samples of the BA.2.86 sub-variant have been recorded in Greece, with sampling dates from 05 September to 20 October
✓ surveillance of viral load in municipal wastewater showed an increase in SARSCoV-2 virus circulation in 1 of 9 areas tested
✓ flu positivity in the community remains below 10%* (sentinel)
✓ no new serious case with hospitalization in ICU was recorded, nor new death from laboratory-confirmed influenza
✓ from week 40/2023 to week 44/2023, 3 people with laboratory-confirmed influenza were hospitalized in ICU and 2 deaths from laboratory-confirmed influenza were recorded
✓ in the two influenza reference centers, from week 40/2023 to week 44/2023, 12 samples positive for influenza viruses (sentinel samples and hospital samples) have been recorded, namely 11 (92%) were type A and one (8 %) type B. All type A strains belonged to subtype A(H1)pdm09
Respiratory syncytial virus – RSV
✓ no positive samples were found in the community.