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Greece: 3445 new coronavirus cases, 75 more deaths, 749 intubations

Greece’s health authorities announced on Wednesday evening, 3445 new coronavirus cases and 75 Covid-related deaths in past 24 hours. The number of Covid-19 patients in ventilators stands at 749.

Death toll has reached 8,607. Total confirmed infections since the begin of the pandemic 285,015.

The Covid-19 self-tests were distributed to pharmacies on Wednesday, however, not in individual kits but in 25-piece bulks. that pharmacists have now to pack individually somehow. Yet the government believes that students and teachers will be able to get one from April 8 in Athens and Thessaloniki and from April 9 in the rest of Greece.

At the live briefing on Wednesday, Education Minister Niki Kerameos announced that the three grades of Lyceums will open again on Monday, April 12, throughout the country. Two self-tests will be necessary per week. More details in separate post.

According to media reports, at least 6 epidemiologists advising the government and the country’s top expert Sotiris Tsiodras were against the opening of schools.

health Minister Vassilis Kikilias said that 1,246,256 citizens (12.53%) have received the first dose of vaccinations against Covid-19 and 686,924 also the second one (6.54%.)

Daily Cases – Deaths – Intubations



No vaccinations on Sundays.

Updated April 7: blue 1st dose, red 2nd dose

Data on vaccinations in several regions here in vaccinationtracker.

Official data April 7

According to the official bulletin on Wednesday,based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 94 are related to travel abroad and 2711 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.

51.4% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated coroinavirus patients stands at 749 from 751 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them 65.6% are men. 84.1% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.

New admissions of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 524 (daily change -0.38%) in the last 24 hours. Average number of hospital admissions in 7 days: 517.

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

1805 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 75 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 8,607. 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 3054 from 2621  last week.

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 20,419

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 34,760

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 6.24% (alert level over 4%)

Rt: 0.96 ( 0.98 previous week)

Daily growth at +1.2%.

Geographical distribution April 7

Of the 3445 new coronavirus cases, 9 were detected at the country’s entry points.

9 of the new cases were detected at entry points, and in another 3 travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

1670 Attica  

398 Thessaloniki

114 Achaia

85 Larissa

74 Pella

62 Heraklio

59 Kozani 56 Serres

51 Viotia

Each 43 Kavala, Magnisia

Each 41 Ilia, Ioannina, Kilkis

37 Corinth

Each 32 Evros, Evia

31 Pieria

Each 29 Arcadia, Karditsa

23 Fthiotida 22 Xanthis

21 Rodopi 20 Imathia

Each 19 Kalymnos, Rethymno

Each 17 Kastoria, Chania

16 Aitoloakarnania 15 Rhodes

Each 12 Lakonia, Halkidiki

11 Lesvos

Each 10 Drama, Corfu, Trikala

9 Zakynthos

Each 8 Argolida, Kos, Evrytania

7 Grevena

Each 6 Florina, Chios

Each 5 Thassos, Thesprotia, Naxos

4 Messinia

Each 3 Arta, Lefkada, Fokida

Each 2 Kea/Kythnos, Mykonos, Lasithi

1 Samos

122 under investigation

Maps to compare

 Number 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

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