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
Jan 12: 6,343
Total since Dec 28,2020: 55,988
Median average in last 7 days: 5,697
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%
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
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
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.