Viral Load Levels in Thessaloniki’s Sewage Surpasses Alarm Threshold

October 31, 2021

THESSALONIKI — The viral load detected in Thessaloniki’s wastewater has increased to alarming levels, the research team conducting the study revealed on Saturday.

The study is a joint project conducted by scientists from the University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and the city’s water and sewage company (EYATH).

The viral load in samples collected on October 25 and 26 showed a 34 percent increase in comparison with the two previous measurements, and a 50 pct increase compared to September 20, 21.

“We are now above the alarm threshold, very close to the maximum values we recorded last April. For several weeks there has been a relatively mild upward trend around high viral load values, but now we see that this rate is accelerating, which means that the virus is spreading to the community much faster,” head of the team, AUTH rector Prof. Nikos Papaioannou, told Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA-MPA) on Saturday.


ATHENS - Soaring energy prices brought by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and trying to wean off dependency on Russian supplies has led Greece’s New Democracy government to move to suspend a climate change law that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had touted as critical.

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.


Mission, TNH’s New Travel Documentary Series with Clelia Charissis (Trailer)

Every weekend, TNH and Clelia Charissis are on a mission, traveling around Greece and the world to highlight places through the people we meet along the way.

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.