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Greece records 3067 new coronavirus cases, 91 deaths, 824 intubations

The number of intubated Covid-19 patients increased further to 824 in the past 24 hours and 91 people lost their lives due to coronavirus complications in the same time. Greece’s health authorities announced on Friday that 3,067 new cases have been confirmed across the country.

Death toll has reached 9,330. Total confirmed infections since the begin of the pandemic 311,033.

Live Briefing

At the Live Briefing on Friday, health authorities said that the epidemiological indicators appear stabilized, however, this does not mean that the danger is gone.

26,000 active cases there are currently across the country, said Vana Papaevangelou, professor for children epidemiology..

Average new infections stand at 2,800, while average daily tests are 54,000.

Positivity rate has decreased to 5.3%, while it was between 6.1 and 6.4 in the previous days. Despite the decrease, the epidemiological load remains high in the country.

Three regions are a cause of concern for the health experts due to increase of epidemiological load: Kilkis, Rethymno and Thassos island.

Coronavirus transmission within the families and spread inside the home and outdoors is big.

ICU occupancy is at 86% across the country and at 91% in Athens and Thessaloniki.

The number of deaths is high and will remain high also next week.

The epidemiologists’ committee is to examine the opening of activities per region and not horizontal, according to the epidemiological data.

Head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias updated the coronavirus map and listed the regions and municipalities that enter or exit the “very high risk” level. More details on a separate post.


No vaccinations on Sundays.

Stand 16. April: 767,071 people (7.2% of population) have received both vaccine doses, 853,006 people one dose.

Data on vaccinations in several regions here in vaccinationtracker.

Official data April 16

According to the official bulletin on Friday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 57 are related to travel abroad and 2990 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.

51.3% of the infected are men.

The number of intubated coroinavirus patients stands at 824 from 819 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them 61.5% are men. 85.1% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.

New admissions of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 547 (daily change +3.99%) in the last 24 hours. Average number of hospital admissions in 7 days: 514.

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

1927 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 91 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 9,330. 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 2878 from 2969  last week.

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 19,874

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 45,335

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 4.7% (alert level over 4%)

Rt: 0.98 ( 0.96 previous week)

Daily growth at +1.0%.

Geographical distribution April 16

Of the 3067 new coronavirus cases, 13 were detected at the country’s entry points.

13 of the new cases were detected at entry points, and in another 2 travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

1398 Attica  

425 Thessaloniki

99 Larissa

81 Achaia

73 Kavala

70 Heraklio

61 Kozani 50 Pella

45 Magnisia 39 Evia

37 Serres 36 Corinth

35 Kilkis 32 Evros

30 Chania 29 Viotia

28 Fthiotida 27 Ioannina

25 Xanthi 23 Rethymno

22 Kalymnos

Each 20 Argolida, Imathia

19 Pieria 17 Halkidiki

Each 15 Arcadia, Kastoria, Rodopi

14 Karditsa

Each 13 Kos, Thassos

Each 12 Aitoloakarnania, Messinia

11 Drama

Each 10 Rhodes, Ilia

Each 9 Evrytania, Lasithi, Trikala

Each 8 Zakynthos, Samos

7 Corfu 6 Grevena

Each 3 Kefalonia, Lesvos, Lefkada, Florina, Fokida

Each 2 Thira, Kea/Kythnos, Mykonos, Syros, Lakonia, Chios

Each 1 Arta, Ikaria, Tinos, Preveza, Mount Athos

83 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

Check the latest information on coronavirus in Greece here.

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  1. Netherlands 8500 infections with 30 deaths …. Greece half infections more than triple death … And still May 14 we are determined to open