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Greece’s daily coronavirus cases rise to 866, another 27 deaths

Daily coronavirus infections doubled on Tuesday after health authorities in Greece increased the number of testing after the weekend. Authorities announced on Tuesday, 866 new cases and another 27 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of Covid-19 patients intubated in hospitals across the country stands at 337.

Death toll has reached 5,329 and the total cases stand at 146,020.

According to health experts, the current infections are due to New Year celebrations, while those of Epiphany are yet to be seen.

Many experts have told media, that they now see whole families (parents and children, couples) infected and this means that they had celebrated together without masks during the holidays.

Infections per day Sept 2, 20202 – Jan 12, 2021

(blue: daily infections red: 7-day average

Vaccinations

Jan 12: 6,343

Total since Dec 28,2020: 55,988 

Median average in last 7 days: 5,697

Population: 0,54%

Greek health authorities launched on Monday, the online platform for Covid-19 vaccinations where citizens can check in which priority group they belong and can arrange a vaccination appointment.

The Civil Protection extended the tougher lockdown restrictions in the municipalities Aspropyrgos, Elefsina, Eordaia, Vioio, Kozani, Strofi, Neada, Agiochori, Ipio in Arrianous, Rodopi and the siland of Kalymnos untul Monday, Jan 18, 2021.

IN also place the Regional Unit of Viotia in tougher lockdown restrictions Jan 12-18, 2021 due to increased epidemiological load.

Official data January 12

Age distribution: Total infections – Deaths – Intubations Left column: Total – Men -Women

According to the official daily bulletin on Tuesday,, 5651(3.9%) of the total coronavirus cases are related to travel abroad and 44252 (30.3%) are related to already known infection case.

The remaining infections are without known source.

52.2% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated patients in ICUs stands at 337 from 350 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them are 234(69.4%) men. 85.8% have underlying health problems or are aged over 70.

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

Another 27 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 5329. Of the deceased 3149 (59.1%) were men. The average age of the deceased was 79 and 95.5% of them had an underlying condition or/and was over 70 years old.

Rolling weekly average cases at 657 from 640 last week.

Total tests since begin of the outbreak are 2897143 PCR and 716064 Rapid Ag tests

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 12,556

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 29,119

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 2.08%

Rt: 0.71

Daily growth at +0.6%

Geographical distribution January 12

Of the 866 new coronavirus cases, 12 were detected at the country’s entry points.

12 of the new cases were detected at entry points, plus 9 more travelers were already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

365 Attica of them 98 in Athens downtown

99 Thessaloniki

1 under investigation

53 Kozani 31 Larissa 29 Viotia

23 Lesvos 21 Lakonia 20 Evia

16 Serres 15 Trikala 13 Pieria

Each 11 Kavala, Kozani, Xanthi

Each 10 Achaia, Imathia

Each 9 Corinth, Fthiotida

Each 8 Evros, Magnisia

Each 7 Drama

Each 6 Kalymnos, Rodopi

Each 5 Heraklio, Kilkis, Florina, Chania

Each 4 Aitoloakarnania, Argolida, Evrytania, Lasithi, Halkidiki

Each 3 Messinia

Each2 Mykonos

Each 1 Arcadia, Rhodes, Ilia, Ioannina, KAstoria, Corfu, Thira, Pella

Maps to compare

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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2 comments

  1. I wonder if the rise in cases is because of the people who went to church services over Christmas and new year.
    If the figure stays high through the week, then don’t make plans to go out anywhere next week!!!!

  2. So many of the Greeks are selfish. They want to be able to carry on doing everything they did before this awful pandemic came upon us.