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Greece: New Coronavirus cases surge to 2353; deaths 23, intubations 422

Daily coronavirus cases surged to 2,353 in the last 24 hours shocking health authorities, the government and the society as the country in nationwide lockdown for four months. Authorities announced on Tuesday evening also another 23 Covid-19 deaths, while the number of Covid-19 patients in intubation has further increased to 422.

Death toll has reached 6,557 and the total cases stand at 194,582.

Attica has almost half of the new infections as the hospitals in the highly populated region have reached their capacity at 95% and some of them 100%.

At a meeting in the morning, the government reportedly seeks “smart lockdown solutions” (whatever that means)  to enable the reopening of the economy and the schools.

However, after the new spike, epidemiologists told media that a “lockdown like a year ago” was a must and thus as soon as possible.

Daily Cases

Record number of PRC and Rapid tests in the last 24 hours:

Hospitalizations: Admissions red  – Discharges green

Regions: Infections per 100,000 population Feb 22- Mar 2


No vaccinations on Sundays.

Total: 921,189

Of them: 327,136 have both doses

Data on vaccinations in several regions here in vaccinationtracker.

Official data March 2

According to the official bulletin on Tuesday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 60 are related to travel abroad and 2368 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 422 from 406 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them 69.9% are men. 84.6% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.

New admission of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 289 (daily change +11.58%). Average number of admission in 7 days: 291.

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

1364 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 23 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 6,557. 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 1702 from 1279  last week.

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 26,693 (Positivity 8.82%)

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 34,542 [!]

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 3.84%

Rt: 0.95 ( 0.99 previous week)

Daily growth at +1.2%

Geographical distribution March 2

Of the 2353 new coronavirus cases, 18 were detected at the country’s entry points.

18 of the new cases were detected at entry points, and another 3 travelers were already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

1159 Attica

304 Thessaloniki

112 Achaia

90 Larissa

54 Corinth 40 Heraklio

36 Argolida 33 Fthiotida

32 Kozani 27 Imathia

25 Halkidiki 24 Evia

23 Evia 21 thesprotia

Each 20 Aitoloakarnania, Ilia, Ioannina

16 Rethymno 14 Arcadia

13 Chania 12 Serres

11 Kilkis 10 Trikala

Each 9 Arta, Magnisia, Massinia, Pella

Each 7 Evros, Lesvos, Lefkada, Pieria

Each 6 Rhodes, Xanthi, Chio

5 Zakynthos

Each 4 Drama, Karditsa, Kastoria

Each 3 Syros, Fokida

Each 2 Evrytania, Corfu, Thira, Lakonia, Preveza, Rodopi

Each 1 Jos, Thassos, Ithaki, Kefalonia, Naxos, Limnos

80 under investigation

Maps to compare

Map of infections per 100,000 people in the last 14 days, according to regional uits – 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. I am 78 years of age and still not had any notification of vaccination because apparently there are no Pfzier vaccines in this area, but people younger than me are having the AstraZeneca – where is the logic in this