Greece’s health authorities announced on Tuesday a record-breaking 4,340 new coronavirus infections as the government plans to gradually open again retail stores and schools and to allow movement between municipalities again. The number of daily infections is not the only negative record broke in one day: the number of Covid-19 patients in ventilators has further increased to 741. The death toll surpassed 8,000 after another 72 people died of the Covid-19 complications.
Death toll has reached 8,017. Total confirmed infections since the begin of the pandemic 260,077.
Epidemiologists of the Committee advising the government are scheduled to meet tomorrow, Wednesday, evaluate the epidemiological data. They are expected to propose how businesses and other activities could open again. According to the government plans, retail should open on April 5, inter-municipality movement to be allowed on the upcoming weekend and the schools especially the lyceums to open a week later.
Right now, it is not clear whether the new record numbers on Tuesday could again postpone opening plans.
The government believes that the self-tests and the vaccinations allow the reopening even though the daily cases and patients in intubations are higher than beginning of last November when the nationwide lockdown was imposed.
However, citizens and businesses show increased lockdown-fatigue.
Health authorities were set on alert on Tuesday afternoon, when a 65-year-old woman died half an hour after she received a vaccination against Covid-19 in a health center in Athens.
Daily Cases – Deaths – Intubations
No vaccinations on Sundays.
Total doses: 1,537,104 (March 25)
Vaccinations: 1,035,664. Of them: 501,440 have received both doses (5.7% of the population).
534,224 have received 1 dose.
Data on vaccinations in several regions here in vaccinationtracker.
Official data March 30
According to the official bulletin on Tuesday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 86 are related to travel abroad and 2267 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 stands at 741 from 738 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them 63.2% are men. 83% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.
New admissions of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 402 (daily change -11.84%) in the last 24 hours. Average number of hospital admissions in 7 days: 431
Average age of infected is 44 ( age range 0.2-105).
1688 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.
Another 72 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 8,017. 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 2542 from 2666 last week.
PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 23,158
Rapid tests last 24 hours: 42,821
Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 6.58% (alert level over 4%)
Rt: 1.02( 1.1 previous week)
Daily growth at +1.7%.
Geographical distribution March 30
Regions – last 7 days: infections per 100,000 population
Of the 4340 new coronavirus cases, 21 were detected at the country’s entry points.
21 of the new cases were detected at entry points, and in another 2 travelers already in the country.
The remaining cases are:
56 Evia 53 Ioannina
Each 51 Ilia, Corinth
47 Imathia 44Fthiotida
42 Pella 41 Halkidiki
35 Karditsa 34 Kilkis
Each 31 Kavala, Trikala
30 Serres, 25 Kastoria
22 Argolida 20 Mount Athos (!)
133 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.