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Greece: 3073 new coronavirus cases, 45 more deaths, 645 intubations

Daily coronavirus infections remain high also on Thursday, when Greece’s health authorities announced 3073 new cases and 45 more deaths in the past 24 hours. The number of intubations has reached 645, that is 15 more than a day earlier.

Death toll has reached 7,297. Total confirmed infections since the begin of the pandemic a year ago: 230,317.

Pressure in Athens and Attica hospitals remain high as 213 new Covid-admissions were recorded in the last 24 hours. Capacity is 100%, with 90 intubated covid-patients stand by for an ICU bed, as state broadcaster ERT reported Thursday evening.

2,000 Covid-patients are currently hospitalized in Athens.

Only 50 private doctors have responded so far to the call by Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias to voluntarily join the public health system. In his 5-past12 appeal on Wednesday, he threatened them with requisition if they should not respond within 48 hours. The need was for 200 doctors of several specialties.

Many doctors in public hospitals told media that no hiring took place in all this time, especially in the last 4.5 months.

Meanwhile the government seems determined to proceed with gradual opening of the economy, even though the high number of daily cases will postpone decisions for retail opening until next week.

With leakage to media, the government said that hairdressers, nail salons and archaeological sites will open on Monday, March 22, 202.

Official announcements are scheduled for tomorrow, Friday evening, March 19.

Daily Cases


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 18

According to the official bulletin on Wednesday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 67 are related to travel abroad and 1889 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.

51.5% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated coroinavirus patients in ICUs stands at 645 from 630 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them 67.7% are men. 82.3% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.

New admissions of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 525 (daily change +29.31%). Average number of hospital admissions in 7 days: 453.

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

1537 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 45 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 7,297. 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 2250 from 2177  last week.

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 20,235(Positivity —%)

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 33,371

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 5.73%

Rt: 1.10 ( 1.06 previous week)

Daily growth at +1.4%

Geographical distribution March 18

Of the 3073 new coronavirus cases, 4 were detected at the country’s entry points.

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

The remaining cases are:

1524 Attica   Among them:  347 in Athens Center, 259 in West Athens, 298 Piraeus

304 Thessaloniki

123 Achaia

110 Larissa

Due to technical reasons the remaining geographical distribution only

110 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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