x

Coronavirus

Greece’s COVID-19 Cases Set to Surpass 2 Million, Deaths Rising

ATHENS – With health restrictions eased, Greece is on a path in February to go past 2 million cases of COVID-19 and 24,000 deaths since the pandemic began its onslaught in March, 2020, still continuing.

An average of more than 100 people a day is dying, a trend that began late in 2021 and got worse after the New Democracy government relaxed health measures while trying to spur an economic recovery.

Greece is now its deadliest phase although the Omicron Variant, while more contagious and spreading the Coronavirus faster – mostly by anti-vaxxers – had filled hospitals so much that some were aside only for COVID cases.

Some 70 percent of those perishing are 80 years old or over, the most susceptible group along with those with multiple or underlying conditions and also those most on ventilators.

There were 561 in public hospital Intensive Care Units (ICU’s) and 521 admitted to hospitals although in general there are more people recovering and being discharged, an optimistic sign among the deaths.

Some 40,843 children aged 4-18 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, which amounts to 32 percent of the total number of cases detected over a week’s period as schools remained open, but with tests being required.

RELATED

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Mission…to Amyntaio, a TNH Documentary by Clelia Charissis

Dear readers, let me briefly introduce myself, while wishing you "a summer full of positive energy and good health.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.