Medical experts in Greece stated that the outbreak of three diseases at the same time affects the respiratory system in a way that has never been seen before, and this is what happened at the beginning of 2024, as cases of infection affected… Covid And influenza WaRespiratory syncytial virus on a large proportion of the population.
Since mid-November, Covid-19 cases have been rising to levels the country last witnessed in the summer of 2022, according to the Greek newspaper Kathimerni on Sunday.
The emergence of the new submutant “JN1”, which is highly contagious compared to other submutants, and crowded conditions due to the Christmas and New Year holidays, facilitated this latest outbreak.
Currently, the National Health System has been able to deal with the outbreak, since the number of serious cases, until January 1, was limited.
In statements to the Kathimerni newspaper, Health Minister Irene Agbajaki said, “From December 18 to January 1, we had 49 Covid patients on ventilators, compared to 121 during the same period last year.” We had 140 announced deaths, down from 339.”
However, the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients rose to 3,483 from December 18 to January 1.