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Greece records 816 new coronavirus cases, 48 more deaths

Greece’s health authorities announced on Wednesday, 816 new coronavirus cases and another 48 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of Covid-19 patients intubated in hospitals across the country stands at 399.

Death toll has reached 5,099 and the total cases stand at 142,267.

New infections started to rise again as authorities increased the number of daily testing following massive testing decrease relaxation over the Christmas and New Year days.

However, the coronavirus does not know of holidays and kept on infecting people with the effect that the Civil Protection placed several areas in West Attica, Kozani, Rodopi and Sitia/Lasithi in quarantine due to increased epidemiological load.

Despite the slow resurgence and while the impact of the holidays over the pandemic is not fully seen yet, Greeks flocked to churches on Wednesday to celebrate the Blessing of the Waters on Epiphany day. Phenomena of crowding in- and outside  churches were seen. In some cases, priests and bishops defied the laws of the state and the instructions of the official Church of Greece and celebrated as the tradition dictates.

Official data January 6

According to the official daily bulletin on Wednesday, 5547(3.9%) of the total coronavirus cases are related to travel abroad and 42716 (30%) are related to already known infection case.

The remaining infections are without known source.

52.3% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated patients in ICUs stands at 399 from 405 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them are 270 (67.7%) men. 82.7% have underlying health problems or are aged over 70.

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

Another 48 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 5099. Of the deceased 3023 (59.3%) were men. The average age of the deceased was 79 and 95.5% of the deceased had an underlying condition or/and was over 70 years old.

Rolling weekly average cases at 627 from 651 last week.

Total tests since begin of the outbreak are 2854159 PCR and 640185 Rapid Ag tests

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 13,881. Positivity: 5.88%

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 16,405

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 2.69%

Rt: 0.71

Daily growth at +0.6%

Geographical distribution January 6

Of the 816 new coronavirus cases, 24 were detected at the country’s entry points.

24 of the new cases were detected at entry points, ? more travelers were already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

363 Attica

95 Thessaloniki

6 under investigation

24 Larissa

Each 23 Viotia, Kozani, Lasithi

20 Evros 19 Halkidiki 16 Imathia

Each 12 Achaia, Rodopi

11 Evia

Each 9 Lesvos, Pella, Serrea, Fthiotida

Each 8 Xanthi, Pieria

Each 7 Magnisia, Trikala

Each 6 Aitoloakarnania, Karditsa, Lakonia, Attica islands, Florina

Each 5 Kilkis

Each 4 Argolida, Arcadia, Kavala, Kalymnos, Preveza

Each 3 Drama, Thasos,

Each 2 Kastoria, Corinth, Mykonos, Rhodes, Chania

Each 1 Ilia, Messinia, Naxos


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 are also charts about infections according to regions

More information on coronavirus in Greece here.

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