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Greece: New coronavirus cases spike to 2147, intubations rise to 357

Daily coronavirus recorded a huge jump on Tuesday and reached 2,147, a new record since beginning of December 2020 and thus on the 110th day of lockdown. According to Greece’s health authorities also intubation increased to 357. Another 22 Covid-19 patients died in the last 24 hours.

Death toll has reached 6,343 and the total cases stand at 182,783.

Daily Coronavirus Cases

It should be noted that the number on Tuesday shocks after it was just over 800 in the last two days due to the weekend were usually much fewer PRC and Rapid tests are carried out.

It should be also noted that the number of tests in the past 24 hours was “record high”, possibly because the government seeks to open the retail as of next week, especially in Athens and Attica.

Tests: PCR blue, RAPID purple

Regions: infections in last 7 days per 100,000 population


Hospitals under pressure

Stelios Loukidis, Pulmonary Diseases Professor at Attikon hospital in Athens, told state broadcaster ERT TV on Tuesday evening that it will take some 7 days until some of those tested positive today may seek hospitalization and also a percentage of them would need ICU.

On Monday, the Health Ministry said that hospitals in Attica caring for Covid-19 patients were reaching breaking point and it was planning to 38 additional beds in intensive care units by the end of the week to meet the growing demand.

As of Sunday, Attica had a total of 255 ICU beds dedicated to COVID-19.

Hospital admissions (red), discharges (green) in last 7 days


An average of 21,000 per day except Sundays.

Total vaccinations reached 725,000 on Feb 22.

Data on vaccinations in several regions here in vaccinationtracker.

Official data February 23

According to the official bulletin on Tuesday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 55 are related to travel abroad and 2492 are related to already known cases.

The released data do not allow any more the clues about the rate of infections without known source of contamination.

51.8% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated patients in ICUs stands at 357 from 346 a day earlier. Their average age is 70, among them 68.1% are men. 86.6% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.

New admission of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 299 (daily change +13..26%). Average number of admission in 7 days: 248.

Average age of infected is 44 ( age range 0.2-105).

1291 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 22 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 6343. The average age of the deceased was 79 (age range  16-103). and 95.7% had underlying health problem and/or was over 70 years old.

Rolling weekly average cases at 1279 from 1134 last week.

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 25,131 (Positivity 8.54%)

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 30,412

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 3.87%

Rt: 0.99 ( 0.98 previous week)

Daily growth at +1.2%

Geographical distribution February 23

Of the 2147 new coronavirus cases, 16 were detected at the country’s entry points.

16 of the new cases were detected at entry points, and another 1 travelers were already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

1,047 Attica

205 Thessaloniki

121 Achaia

46 Evia 44 Larissa 40 Evroa

39 Halkidiki 36 Arcadia

32 Heraklio 31 Ilia 30 Aitoloakarnania

25 Kalymnos 22 Imathia 20 Ioannina

19 Magnisia

Each 18 Kozani, Corinth, Rethymno

Each 17 Argolida, Pieria, Fthiotida

Each 16 Viotia, Kavala

Each 12 Arta, Serres

Each 11 Thesprotia, Corfu, Naxos, Chios

10 Messinia

Each 8 Thassos, Lesvos, Preveza, Trikala

Each 7 Rhodes, Zakynthos, Pella, Samos

Each 6 Grevena, Kilkis, Chania

Each 4 Karditsa, Thira, Syros, Lefkada

Each 3 Drama, Lakonia, Lasithi

Each 2 Kefalonia, Rodopi

Each 1 Kastoria, Fokida

47 under investigation

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

Check the latest information on coronavirus in Greece here.

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  1. It is time the government got to grips with organising an efficient system for rolling out the vaccine instead of the usual overly bureaucratic mess that exists. There is supposed to be a system to enable people without AMCA to register with passport and tax number . If you are lucky enough to get a reply you are directed to KEP to get an AMCA !!!
    Surely the objective is to vaccinate as many people as fast as possible. Simple proof of age and residency should be adequate instead of the usual bureaucratic nonsense