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Greece records 3789 new coronavirus cases and 87 deaths in 24 hours

Daily coronavirus infections reached a new high on Tuesday with 3,789 new confirmed cases in the last 24 hours. Greece’s health authorities announced that 87 more patients died of Covid-19 complications. the number of intubated patients stands at 847 as a day earlier.

Death toll has reached 9,627. Total confirmed infections since the begin of the pandemic 320,629.

Pressure on the healthcare systems remains high especially iin Athens and Attica. One hundred intubated Covid-patients were waiting for a bed in ICUs in several hospitals at 1:30 Tuesday noon, doctors posted on social media, citing information from the lists for transfers of the ambulance service EKAV.

Intubated covid-19 patients

Viral load in sewage

Significant upward trends have been were observed in the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 in the urban wastewater of three of the 11 areas controlled by the National Epidemiology Network of EODY, during the week of April 12-18 compared to the week of April 5-11.

Specifically, a significant increase was observed in Rethymno (+ 120%), in the Attica Region (+ 171%) and in Agios Nikolaos (+ 360%), with the viral load of wastewater in the Attica Region and Rethymnon returning to previous high levels.

Marginal changes occur in Patras (-30%), Thessaloniki (-21%) and Chania (+ 16%), while the load remains virtually constant in the cities of Larissa, Volos, Heraklio, Xanthi and Alexandroupolis , where the reduction of viral load in wastewater ranges from -10% to + 7%.


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 20

According to the official bulletin on Tuesday, based on the confirmed cases on the last 7 days, 50 are related to travel abroad and 2960 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 847 from 847 a day earlier. Their average age is 68, among them 61.4% are men. 85.5% have underlying health problems and/or are aged over 70.

New admissions of Covid-19 patients to hospitals are 406 (daily change -13.25%) in the last 24 hours. Average number of hospital admissions in 7 days: 502.

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

1963 people have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

Another 87 deaths in the last 24 hours increased death toll to 9,627. 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 2804 from 2960  last week.

PRC Tests in last 24 hours: 23,623

Rapid tests last 24 hours: 54,807

Positivity PCR+Rapid tests: 4.83% (alert level over 4%)

Rt: 0.98 ( 0.96 previous week)

Daily growth at +1.2%.

Geographical distribution April 20

Of the 3789 new coronavirus cases, 7 were detected at the country’s entry points.

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

The remaining cases are:

1799 Attica  

512 Thessaloniki

101 Larissa

92 Achaia

71 Heraklio

68 Magnisia

Each 62 Evia, Kozani

61 Serres 59 Kavala

53 Viotia 49 Pella

37 Xanthi 32 Corinth

32 Kalymnos 30 Chania

29 Ioannina

Each 28 Evros, Rodopi, Fthiotida

27 Kilkis 25 Ilia

24 Pieria 23 Imathia 21 Arcadia

Each 20 Aitoloakarnania, Karditsa, Rethymno

19 Halkidiki

Each 18 Argolida, Drama, Kastoria

16 Trikala 14 Rhodes

9 Lesvos

Each7 Florina, Chios

6 Lakonia

Each 5 Zakynthos, Thesprotia, Lasithi

Each 4 Arta, Kos, Thassos, Corfu

Each 3 Grevena, Kefalonia, Messinia

Each 2 Evrytania, Thira, Mykonos, Preveza

189 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. Has the last line of analysis information been omitted freom your report? i.e. all those regions with one confirmed case for today.

    This is not intended as a criticism as I think you are doing a very valuable job keeping us all up to date in english.