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Attica a source of concern for epidemiologists

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Concern is mounting among health experts over the epidemiological situation in Attica, where, in contrast with most parts of the country, the number of coronavirus cases has been steadily rising in recent days, mainly in western and eastern parts of the region, and in the central part of Athens.

Tellingly, the number of patients being treated in Attica hospitals has leapt from 450 on December 25 to 550 yesterday, with health experts predicting that this will lead to an increase in the number of intubated patients in about a week.

What’s more, there has been a rise in infections among younger people aged 25-35, stoking fears that they will transmit the virus to elderly members of their families.