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Greece is shocked with 3215 new coronavirus cases, 46 more deaths

Greece is shocked to have recorded 3,215 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and to be back at the levels of last November when the lockdown was imposed and is still in force. Health authorities announced on Tuesday, 46 more Covid-19 patients have died, while the number of intubations increased further to 484

Death toll has reached 6,843. Total confirmed infections since the begin of the pandemic a year ago: 209,500.

The sudden spike is recorded as hospitals in Athens are under immense pressure with over 95% of their capacity occupied and experts warned of further rise.

On social media, angry Greeks call on the government to reconsider its pandemic policies and finally strengthen the public health and the public transport system.

Daily Cases

Deaths pink – Intubations blue

Infections Regions per 100,000 population


No vaccinations on Sundays.

Total: 1,120,000 by March 8 – Of them 373,000 have received both doses.

Data on vaccinations in several regions here in vaccinationtracker.

Official data March 9

According to the official bulletin on Tuesday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 74 are related to travel abroad and 2769 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.

51.7% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated patients in ICUs stands at 484 from 477 a day earlier. Their average age is 67, among them 66.3% are men. 84.9% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.

New admission of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 390 (daily change +15.73%). Average number of admission in 7 days: 382.

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

1427 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 46 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 6,843. 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 2137 from 1702  last week.

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 22,870 (Positivity —%)

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 37,168

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 5.35%

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 +1.6%

Geographical distribution March 9

Of the 3215 new coronavirus cases, 21 were detected at the country’s entry points.

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

The remaining cases are:

1,572 Attica among them: 430 in Athens Center, 301 in Piraeus, 24 on the Saronic islands

395 Thessaloniki

149 Achaia

102 Larissa

49 Kozani 48 Heraklio

47 Corinth 46 Halkidiki

38 Imathia

Each 33 Aitoloakarnania, Viotia

32  Magnisia 31 Fthiotida

28 Argolida 27 Evia

26 Chania

Each 23 Karditsa, Pieria, Serres

Each 22 Ioannina, Lesvos, Pella

Each19 Evrytania, Kavala, Rethymno

17 Thesprotia 15 Arcadia

Each 14 Evros, Ilia

12 Zakynthos 11 Trikala

Each 10 Corfu, Kilkis, Rodopi

8 Kalymnos

Each 7 Arta, Sporades

Each 6 Drama, Messinia, Samos

Each 5 Rhodes, Lefkada, Preveza, Fokida, Chios

4 Kastoria 3 Thira

Each 2 Kos, Kefalonia, Naxos

Each 1 Lakonia, Lasithi, Xanthi, Florina

150 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. A government cannot ask his citizens to stay in home detention for five months and close all the businesses like it did. The “cure” is far worse than the problem! If they wanted to do it properly, they could have asked in November for everyone to stay at home for three weeks in real confinement. After that, they should have reopened the economy and people go back to their lives. What they are doing instead, more and more drastic measures instead of easing up, while the entire population is more than fed up with all this, is obviously not working! I get it, their only plan is mass vaccination!! Who is going to be responsible for the unknown side effects of these “treatments” that will show up in the following months and years? Certainly not big pharma! Will the Greek government accept the full responsibility of this incoming tsunami?

    • Every single medical treatment, from taking 2 paracetamol for a headache to an organ transplant, has risk associated with it. I presume whatever illness you had you would refuse treatment? Every medical treatment is administered on the basis of balance of risk. Of all medical treatments vaccines have the lowest risk profile. If the government stopped vaccinating and removed restrictions have you any idea how many people would die?

      • Sorry Warwick! Look at the stats of the health sector in Greece. Those people who died, where 79 years old in average. To be honest, their life was at the end. With or without Covid, they would day one day. So every hard measure in Greece kills the economy, destroys young generations, eliminates hope and fears every business. Open the schools, open the shops and bars. You will see, life goes on. Look to Sweden, they have a normal life, without that crazy restrictions.

    • You are not educated on this subject … to reduce COVID-19 you wear a face mask, don’t travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don’t socialize indoors with people you’re not sheltering with (especially at bars & restaurants), practice good hand cleaning hygiene, get vaccinated … this is how to protect yourself but unfortunately we can not help those that won’t help themselves …

      • Yes, be a model citizen: do as you’re told. And don’t pay any attention to the fact that your “betters” do not follow those rules. Politicians and doctors seem not to be afraid of the virus, but go around telling everyone else to be VERY AFRAID.

        Have you ever wondered why that is so?

  2. The only route out of this is through a speedy vaccination programme. So why the f*** are they not vaccinating anyone on a Sunday!!??

    Madness. These vaccination centres should be working around the clock.

  3. i am totaly shocked that you think that at the age of 79 there lives are over,i have always loved and respecked the greeks for there love of there grandparents and great grandparents,you have now spoilt that illusion for me,their lives are certainly not over.

  4. Science illiterates will literally be the death of us all. Vaccines have saved untold millions upon millions in the past 200 years. Smallpox and polio have been eradicated because of vaccines. But some hysterical illiterate conspiracy idiots deny scientific evidence today. You probably buy the dangerous nonsense about the safety’s of sharing a communion spoon. Sweden sorely regrets its earlier Covid-19 policies —read the news! Look to New Zealand, Australia,Taiwan for policies that work!