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.
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
49 Kozani 48 Heraklio
47 Corinth 46 Halkidiki
Each 33 Aitoloakarnania, Viotia
32 Magnisia 31 Fthiotida
28 Argolida 27 Evia
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
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.