Greece’s health authorities announced 27 new confirmed coronavirus cases with 9 of them to have been detected among tourists. No new death recorded in the last 8 days. According to authorities statement on Wednesday evening, the number of total infections has reached 3,910 with the daily growth at 0.7% from Tuesday to Wednesday.
Ever since Greece opened its gates to international travellers, infections rose to 449 in the period July 1-15, 2020, compared to 300 in June. 245 of the July infections were detected among tourists.
Infections in Attica and Thessaloniki are increasing daily even though at one-digit level.
According to health experts, there is spread among the general population as the number of “unsourced” confirmed cases and asymptomatic patients has increased in the last couple of days. Traces of coronavirus have been found in the sewage of Thessaloniki at levels similar of the last days of April.
Geographical distribution July 15
Confirmed cases increased in Athens and Thessaloniki again.
4 of the new coronavirus confirmed cases have been detected at the entry points in Greece.
Another 5 travellers voluntarily sought laboratories for Covid-19 test in the country after they developed some symptoms. They were tested positive.
The remaining new cases are:
8 in Attica and 5 in Thessaloniki.
2 in Grevena, 1 on the island of Paros, 1 in Xanthi and 1 in Kastoria.
One tourist from Romania has been tested positive at Promachonas border-crossing. together with his wife the man is on the island of Corfu. He is to be transferred to a quarantine hotel. The total infections on Corfu are 7.
A 60-year-old woman form Romania was also tested positive. She has been visiting her daughter who work in Nafplio. Her first test at Promachonas was negative but she developed symptoms while in eastern Peloponnese.
Majority of some 6,000 tourists from the UK who arrived today in Greece were tested at several airports across the country. Test results are expected in the next 24-36 hours.
General information July 14
According to the Health Ministry statement on Wednesday, 54.7% of the total of infections affect men.
Of the total cases, 1051 (26.9%) are related to travel abroad, 2,024 (51.8%) are related to an already known case. The rest are not related to travel or another known case or are still under investigation.
Average age of the infected in 49 with age range between 0 and 102.
Number of intubated patients in ICUs has increased to 13.. Their average age is 58 years old, among them are 3 women. 76.9% of the intubated patients have underlying health issues or are over 70 years old.
123 patients have been discharged from the ICUs since the beginning of the outbreak.
Number of coronavirus-related deaths remains at 193.
Among the deceased were 62 women. The average age of the deceased was 76 with range age between 35 and 102.
95.9% had underlying health issues and/or were over 70 years old.
According to the Health Ministry on Wednesday, a total of 391,773 tests have been conducted since beginning of the year, 6,067 (1.5%) are positive. The data include several tests conducted on a single patient, as well.
42,814 (10.9%) tests have been conducted among flight passengers since June 12, the EODY statement said, adding that 88 (0.2%) are positive.
Due to increased cases at Promachonas border-crossing whit Bulgaria, arriving tourists have to show a “negative Covid-19 test” as of Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
At the same time, an increase among the local population has been recorded since last week.
Despite the spike and while Greece is considering new restrictions, it also resumes flights from UK, Sweden and soon also from the USA.
PS things start to get critical in Greece, when the daily infections are above 50, health experts have said.
I find it a little alarming that no-one is reporting 21 cases in Paros as of this morning. This is confirmed from a doctor in my family and is also posted in a doctor’s office in Parikia.
Why is the news not reporting this?