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Greece negative record: 3465 new coronavirus cases; 56 deaths, 630 intubations

New negative record of daily coronavirus cases in 2021 on Wednesday: 3,465 new cases and 56 more deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubations has reached 630.

Death toll has reached 7,252. Total confirmed infections since the begin of the pandemic a year ago: 227,254.

  • After four and a half months of lockdown, Greece is back to where it was before the lockdown was imposed on November 7, 2020.

Pressure in public hospitals in Athens and Attica is dramatic, many intubated patients are on waiting lists for an ICU bed.

At the live briefing on Wednesday, Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias called on private doctors to voluntarily join the public health system. He gave them a deadline of 48 hours and threatened them with requisition if they do not respond to the call.

The health Minister did not appear particularly concerned of the new spike as he put his hope on the vaccinations program. There will be 1.5 million inoculations by April, he underlined.

He failed to give specific numbers about the ICU beds across the country.

Daily Cases – Deaths & Intubations




No vaccinations on Sundays.

Total: 1,316,554 doses by March 16 – Of them 420,630 have received both doses.

Data on vaccinations in several regions here in vaccinationtracker.

Official data March 17

According to the official bulletin on Wednesday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 75 are related to travel abroad and 1966 are related to already known cases.

Ο αριθμός των ασθενών που νοσηλεύονταιδιασωληνωμένοιείναι630(67.9% άνδρες). Ηδιάμεση ηλικίατους είναι68έτη. To 81.9% έχειυποκείμενο νόσημα ή/και ηλικία 70 ετών και άνω. Από την αρχή της πανδημίας έχουν εξέλθει από τις ΜΕΘ1.516ασθενείς. Οι εισαγωγές2νέωνασθενών Covid-19 στα νοσοκομεία της επικράτειας είναι406(ημερήσια μεταβολή-8.97%). Ο μέσος όρος εισαγωγών του επταημέρου είναι449ασθενείς.Η διάμεση ηλικία των κρουσμάτων είναι44έτη (εύρος 0.2 έως 105 έτη), ενώ η διάμεση ηλικία των θανόντων είναι79έτη (εύρος 0 έως103 έτη).Διάγραμμα 4: Ηλικιακή Κατανομή κρ

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

51.6% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated coroinavirus patients in ICUs stands at 630 from 605 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them 67.9% are men. 81.9% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.

New admissions of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 406 (daily change -8.97%). Average number of hospital admissions in 7 days: 449.

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

1516 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 56 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 7,252. 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 confirmed coronavirus cases at 2178 from 2127  last week.

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 24,721(Positivity —%)

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 38,933

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 5.44%

Rt: 1.10 ( 1.06 previous week)

Daily growth at +1.5%

Geographical distribution March 17

Of the 3465 new coronavirus cases, 12 were detected at the country’s entry points.

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

The remaining cases are:

1701 Attica

394 Thessaloniki

130 Achaia

114 Larissa

60 Viotia

59 Heraklio

52 Kozani

40 Corinth 41 Pella

Each 38 Evia, Fthiotida

34 Kilkis 33 Imathis

Each 30 Ioannina, Magnisia, Chania

Each 27 Aitoloakarnania, Argolida

23 Trikala, 22 Kavala

Each 21 Lesvos, Halkidiki

Each 20 Kastoria, Serres

19 Evros

Each 18 Karditsa, Pieria

17 Ilia 12 Kalymnos

Each 11 Drama, Zakynthos, Messinia

Each 10 Arcadia, Grevena, Mykonos, Xanthi

Each 9 Arta, Evrytania, Corfu, Samos, Chios

Each 8 Preveza, Florina

Each 7 Kos, Lakonia, Fokida

6 Naxos

Each 5 Tinos, Lasithi

Each 4 Thesprotia, Andros

3 Rodopi

Each 2 Rhodes, Sporades

Each 1 Kefalonia, Syros, Lefkada

152 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. Anyone think that tourism won’t start in just over 9 weeks?

  2. You are doing good in vacination rates and in a fast pace. Better than Germany, for ex. That’s the solution. You’ll be much better in two months, maximum. The numbers will decrease. that’s simple logic. For now, is how people behaves.