COVID-MAP Greece: More regions in “higher risk level”.

More regions across Greece were placed at higher “risk level” on the Covid-Map that was updated on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, as the coronavirus infections have started to surge again. Two regions turned “red” highest level and five turned “orange”, while an increased epidemiological burden has been confirmed on the islands of Chios and Ithaki.

Although the government abandoned the scheme of “local lockdown”  some two weeks ago, health experts in Greece do not rule out new measures to contain the spread of the virus, media report citing a meeting on Tuesday.

Characteristic for the new situation and the people’s attitude are the over 100 infections in Episkopi village by Naousa, western Macedonia after a wedding. There were 3-day celebrations in both the house of the bride and the groom where vaccinated and unvaccinated relatives, friends and guests nicely mingled with each other to celebrate.

COVID-MAP Oct 20

Only a few regional units in northern Greece are not extremely overburdened with infections that have started to put immense pressure on the health care network.

Regions turned Red from Orange: Grevena, Trikala

Regions turned Orange” from Yellow: Mount Athos, Mykonos, Arcadia, Lefkada, Lesvos

Regions turned Yellow from Green: Chios, Ithaki

In Grevena there was an increase in cases among the elderly population, while in Trikala there in an increase in elderly’s hospitalizations.

On the bright side, some regions decreased their “coronavirus risk level” due to a decrease of infections since last week.

From Orange to Yellow: Corfu

From Yellow to Green: Sporades

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