Flu deaths in Greece rise to 45, dozens in intensive care

The number of people in Greece who have died this flu season after contracting the virus has risen to 45, health officials said on Friday.

Another 31 people remain in hospital intensive care units, under observation, according to the latest information information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) which has said it cannot offer an estimate of the virus’s progression.

In comments to Kathimerini health experts recently expressed fears of a repeat of the 2013-14 flu season, when more than 300 people were placed in intensive care.

Health authorities have appealed to citizens to be particularly scrupulous with personal hygiene as the current wave of flu has intensified amid a new cold snap.