The first victim of the “Omicron” mutation, which is now prevalent in many parts of Greece up to 90%, is a 77-year-old woman suffering from cancer who was not vaccinated.
Unvaccinated was also a 14-year-old in Fthiotidha, who lost the battle with life after a severe lung pneumonia.
The number of daily infections has started to fall below 20,000 cases, with an average age of 36, but the death toll remains high, 72 in the last 24 hours and a total of 21,809 since the start of the pandemic. 95.1% of the victims had a history of serious health or age 70 years and older.
While hospitalization remains high again, above 570 on average per day, at the same high rates also continues to be the number of intubated, almost 680. It is characteristic that the mandatory placement of three tests per week in schools , has resulted in ascertaining within 5 days over 31,000 positive cases of coronavirus by students and teachers.
On Friday morning, Greece started prescribing, as for monoclonal antibodies, also the antiviral pills of the pharmaceutical company Merck for the treatment of coronavirus, while it is expected in the following weeks, after its approval, the antiviral pill of the company Pfizer.