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Coronavirus deaths exceed 10,000 in Greece; 1400 new cases, intubations increase

Covid-19 deaths exceeded 10,000 in Greece after health authorities announced the loss of life of another 57 patients on Sunday. 1400 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, however, with much fewer tests due to the weekend.

The number of intubated Covid-patients increased again to 816 after a descended trend in the last couple of days.

An case infected with the Indian mutation of Covid-19 has been detected in Athens on Sunday. It is the second confirmed case of the Indian strain in the past few days.

Daily Deaths pink – Intubations blue

Daily Infections

Official coronavirus data, April 25

Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 8,547 Rapid tests 14,559

Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 6.06%

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 333,129 infections (daily change: +0.4%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 72 infections are related to travel from abroad and 3,106 to other confirmed cases.

There are also 57 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 10,007. Of these, 95.5% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 816 -from 797 a day earlier – patients are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 68 years. 63.2% are men. 84.9% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

2,032 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

481 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +1.91%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 472.

The median age of new infections is 44 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 79 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).

Geographic distribution April 25

Of the 1400 new cases, 12 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 1 was among travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

676 Attica

207 Thessaloniki

Each 37 Achaia, Larissa

35 Heraklio

31 Kalymnos

27 Ioannina 26 Pella

16 Arcadia

Each 15 Aitoloakarnania, Chania

14 Kavala 13 Serres

11 Pieria

Each 10 Evia, Kilkis, Magnisia

Each 9 Kastoria, Corinth, Halkidiki

Each 8 Evros, Kozani

Each 7 Imathia, Rethymno, Rodopi

Each 6 Zakynthos, Trikala, Florina

Each 5 Argolida, Drama, Corfu, Lakonia, Lesvos, Xanthi, Fthiotida

Each 4 KArditsa, Chios

Each 3 Viotia, Rhodes, Evrytania, Ilia, Thresprotia, Messinia

Each 2 Grevena, Kafalonia, Mykonos, Paros, Lasithi, Limnos, Sporades

Each 1 Arta, Kos, Thassos, Samos

36 under investigation
Official data by EODY in Greek  here.
More information on coronavirus in Greece here.
PS Due to work overload today, the daily Covid-19 report is in shorter form.

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  1. Why is Greece publishing positivity rate against PCR and rapid test combined together?

    This is efectivly faking the stats, since rapid test tend to show several times larger false negative? In other words using large number of rapid tests will cause significant positivity drop.

    Also it is enough to take a look at daily death rate and compare with other countries to conclude that actual infected rate must be at least 3-5 higher than reported.

    • Whichever test you use infection rates are always between 3 and 5 times higher than reported. Around 30 % of people who are infected with COVID get no symptoms at all so never present for a test. Another 30 to 50 % have very mild or moderate symptoms similar to a cold or mild flu and again never present for a test.

      It is wrong, however, to describe this as faking the statistics. The lateral flow test is an appropriate test to use when you are trying to screen a large number of people in a particular environment several times per week, such as schools, universities etc. It is cheap but, more importantly, it gives a very quick response. The lateral flow test has lower sensitivity than PCR, so it will only detect people with a reasonably large viral load, but those are exactly the people who are most likely to pass on the virus. It would not be viable to use a PCR test in these situations but it is important that some sort of test is used. If you excluded lateral flow tests from the statistics then you would report an even lower infection rate.

      • Marcelis Vanmechelen

        30% of the infected don’t get any symptoms?
        And another 30 to 60% only have mild symptoms?
        Wow, that means that the majority of infected people won’t get really sick.
        A real eye-opener for all these believers that think we have to do with a killervirus.

        • Pannonian Sailor

          30% with no symptoms are pretty much unaware unless someone from their environment gets symptoms. In this case they should be tested either on their own initiative or through contact tracing.

          30-60% will know something is wrong, but I believe they will consider options:
          – do I get tested and therefore grounded for 14+ days?
          – or I better just ignore it as long as I have only light symptoms and tell nobody?

          As for your naive view on killer virus. Its just happens that 1-3% gets instantly killed by killer virus.
          Additional percent will die with a single year due to the other complications. Already now it is clear that the yearly death rate is much higher than the official corona deaths.

          Example from my own environment:
          – school friend died at 43 out of heart attack 30 days after being proclaimed negative. He was considered not to need hospitalization: fever, headache and similar “flu” symptoms.
          – relative died out of heart attack at 74, 10 days after being released from hospital.

          Yet another percentage will have continuous health issues, that will ultimately reduce their life span.

          So if you summarize all of it the percentage is actually much higher: we just did not get the bill yet.

          Ask your self: which group should I belong to?

  2. For what it’s worth I’ve looked back to the first week of March. I’m not suggesting that’s adequate for meaningful analysis, but it gives us a guide as to what was going on at the last time PCR positivity was published in its own right, and doesn’t appear untypical of periods before that.

    In that 7 day period, the average daily positivity rate for PCR tests was 9.54%. During the same period when the daily rapid tests were added the average daily positivity rate for PCR and rapid tests combined was 4.82%.

    Thereafter we only got to see the combined percentage.