Death toll from seasonal flu rises to 60

Death toll from seasonal flu rises to 60

Since the start of the 2019-20 flu season in October, 60 people in Greece have died after catching the virus – seven in the last week alone.

Authorities said on Thursday that of the 60 people who died, 57 (95 percent) belonged to high-risk groups – young children, the elderly, people with pre-existing conditions etc – and just 23 of them (40.3 percent) had been vaccinated against the illness. 

Most were infected with Type A influenza. Of the 213 serious infections confirmed since the start of the flu season, 37.6 percent of patients had been vaccinated.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.