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Greece: 1190 new cases, 85 deaths. Locally tougher lockdown possible

Greece’s health authorities announced on Wednesday, 1190 new coronavirus cases and 85 deaths in the past 24 hours. 552 Covid-19 patients are intubated in hospitals across the country.

Death toll has reached 3,785 and the total cases stand at 126,372.

Tougher lockdown locally

During the live briefing on Wednesday, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said that tougher lockdowns are possible locally if the epidemiological load increases in some regions. “If they worsen, the measures will be reevaluated according to the markers and the new data,” he said.

He announced that “more infections per 100,000 people have been recorded last week in the prefectures of Kilkis, Xanthi, Pieria, Drama, Thessaloniki, Kozani, Rodopi, Grevena, Pella and Larissa.

He added that the epidemiologists’ committee was meeting especially on Kozani and Western Attica.

According to, the government work out separate measures per region depending on the epidemiological load and considers tougher restrictions in area still facing problems with the pandemic.

Earlier, Development Minister Adonis Georgiadis had said that the government considers to open the market in areas with low load after January 7, 2021.

Official data December 16

According to the official daily bulletin on Wednesday, 5163(4.0%) of the total coronavirus cases are related to travel abroad and 36669 (28.7%) are related to already known infection case.

The remaining infections are without known source.

52.5% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated patients in ICUs stands at 552 from 550 a day earlier. Their average age is 67, among them are 162 women. 77.9% have underlying health problems or are aged over 70.

The number of intubated Covid-19 patients hardly surpasses 600 due to the capacity in the country’s hospitals.

768 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 85 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 3870. Of the deceased 1556 (40.2%) were women. The average age of the deceased was 79 and 95.6% of the deceased had an underlying condition or/and was over 70 years old.

Rolling weekly average cases at 1126 from 1449 last week.

Total tests since begin of the outbreak are 2,624,305 and 381,174 Rapid AG tests

Tests Dec 7-13: Positivity 4.34% by 104,172 PRC and 80,466 Rapid Ag

Tests in the last 24 hours: 17,290 with 6.88% οf them positive. A good, normal number with less reason for concerns is when positive is below 2%.

Daily growth at +0.9%

Geographical distribution December 16

Of the 1190 new coronavirus cases, 17 were detected at the country’s entry points.

For the first time ever, EODY incorporated in its daily report also the regions where the new and the 7-day average infections are located. (For the first time ever it also publishes the regional lists according to the infections and not alphabetically that “killed” us daily.)

Table below:

Region – new infections – Average 7 days – Infections/100,000 people

17 of the new cases were detected at entry points; another – travelers already in the country sought laboratories after they developed symptoms.

The remaining cases are:

229 Attica

270 Thessaloniki

under investigation

79 Magnisia 60 Kozani 40 Evros

38 Larissa 37 Kavala 28 Serres

Each 27 Xanthi, Trikala

25 Achaia 23 Pieria

Each 22 Kilkis, Rodopi

21 Imathia 20 Karditsa 18 Pella

15 Drama 14 Florina 12 Lesvos

Each 9 Heraklio, Fthiotida

7 Chios

Each 6 Aitoloakarnania, Corinth, Halkidiki

Each 5 Viotia, Evia

Each 4 Arcadia, Evrytania, Chania

Each 3 Grevena, Ilia, Kastoria, Lakonia

Each 2 Arta, Corfu

Each 1 Zakynthos, Thesprotia, Ioannina, Sporades

Maps of last 2 days in comparison:

Map of infections per 100,000 people in the last 14 days, according to regional units – based on infected permanent or temporary residence –  more charts here. Added on Dec 16 also charts about infections according to regions

More information on coronavirus in Greece here.

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