Daily coronavirus cases spiked to 2,702 on Wednesday in a new negative record for 2021. For the first time in the current year, the number of daily deaths rose to 40 in the last 24 hours. The number of Covid-19 patients in intubation has further increased to 431.
Death toll has reached 6,597 and the total cases stand at 197,279.
The situation in Athens and Attica remains critical with increase of daily infections and dramatic decrease of Covid-19 ICU beds in hospitals.
With a 5-before-12 decision, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced at the live briefing that non Covid ICU beds will turn to Covid-ICU beds, one private and one military hospital will turn into non-Covid hospitals and one private will accept cases with heart diseases.
The Civil Protection placed more regional units and municipalities into “very high risk” (deep red) and restricted the use of sms options to 13033 for supermarkets, banks and personal exercise. Details on separate posts.
No vaccinations on Sundays.
Data on vaccinations in several regions here in vaccinationtracker.
Official data March 3
According to the official bulletin on Wednesday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 63 are related to travel abroad and 2419 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 431 from 422 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them 70.1% are men. 84.9% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.
New admission of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 394 (daily change +36.33%). Average number of admission in 7 days: 304.
Average age of infected is 44 ( age range 0.2-105).
1376 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.
Another 40 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 6,597. 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 1815 from 1444 last week.
PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 24,435 (Positivity 11.06%)
Rapid tests last 24 hours: 30,118
Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 4.95%
Rt: 0.98 ( 0.95 previous week)
Half an hour after EODY published the new Rt, head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias said at the live briefing that Rt was 1.14
Daily growth at +1.4%
Geographical distribution March 3
Of the 2702 new coronavirus cases, 20 were detected at the country’s entry points.
20 of the new cases were detected at entry points, and another 1 travelers were already in the country.
The remaining cases are:
49 Argolida 48 Corinth
47 Fthitotida 44 Kozani
40 Heraklio 35 Halkidiki
26 Evia 25 Magnisia
Each 22 Imathia, Rethymno
Each 21 Viotia, Pieria
18 Kavala 16 Ilia 14 Karditsa
Each 13 Rhodes, Chania
12 Thesprotia 11 Arta
Each 10 Arcadia, Lesvos, Messinia, Fokida, Chios
Each 9 Kalymnos, Kastoria, Pella
Each 6 Zakynthos, Samos, Serres, Trikala
Each 5 Grevena, Kos, Evrytania, Corfu
Each 4 Kilkis, Lasithi
Each 3 Drama, Thassos, Syros, Paros, Lakonia, Lefkada, Preveza
Each 1 Thira, Tinos, Xanthi, Florina
98 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.