Mount Athos was “sunk” in mourning as Fr. Panteleimon, a monk from the Holy Hut of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (little Agia Anna), ended up at the age of 59, having been intubated due to a coronavirus.
According to thesstoday.gr, in addition to Father Panteleimon, a few days ago Father Dionysios also passed away from the Skete of Agia Anna, who, in fact, was the first victim of the fourth wave of the coronavirus on Mount Athos and the 8th in total since the beginning of the pandemic. After the death of Fr. Panteleimon, the number increased to 9.
Last Saturday, October 30, Mount Athos figured in the first place nationwide of the areas with the most cases in proportion of population, with 8 cases, corresponding to 441.74 per 100,000 inhabitants.