Intubations of patients with covid-19 in the week of October 30 to November 5, according to epidemiological report of EODY for viral infections of the respiratory system (SARS-CoV-2, influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus – RSV).
SARS-CoV2 virus – COVID-19 infection:
The positivity in all 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 piping (n=24) presented increase relative 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 41 are hospitalized with intubation.
They were registered 57 deaths 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.
In the last week its most frequent sub-variant BA.2 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.
Viral load surveillance in municipal wastewater showed an increase in SARSCoV-2 virus circulation in 1 of 9 areas tested.
Influenza positivity in the community remains below 10%* (sentinel). No new serious case with hospitalization in ICU, nor new death was recorded from laboratory-confirmed influenza. In total, since the beginning of October, 3 people with laboratory-confirmed influenza were hospitalized in the ICU and 2 deaths from laboratory-confirmed influenza were recorded.
Influenza syndromes (regardless of pathogen):
The number of influenza cases per 1,000 visits is low
Respiratory syncytial virus – RSV:
No positive samples were found in the community.
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