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Greece: 2692 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

Greece’s health authorities announced on Friday evening, Thursday evening, 2,692 new coronavirus cases and the death of 63 more patients who died of complications of Covid-19. The number of intubated patients has decreased further to 749.

Live Briefing

Αt the Live Briefing on Friday, health authorities said that “we haven’t seen the impact of Easter yet” in terms of new infections.

The number of new hospital admissions shows a decrease and coronavirus infections show a relative reduction, however, the experts express concern about the possible increase in cases due to the relaxation of the Easter holidays.

Professor of Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases, Vana Papaevangelou, warned of “outbreaks locally in the coming days due to Easter holidays, due to family gatherings and movement between different areas.

Most infections today are recorded in the ages from 20 to 60 years, age groups that have the biggest mobility,” the professor said.

Active cases throughout the country are below 20,000.

She urged citizens to vaccination and pointed out that one-fourth of those in ICUs are aged 35-55.

Also on Friday, authorities announced a road map lifting more restrictions particularly regarding cultural activities incl. cinemas and museums. Details here.

The Civil Protection updated the so-called Covid-map. More details on a separate post.


Until May 6: a total of 1,143,030 citizens (10.2% of population) have received both doses.

Record vaccinations number on Wednesday and Thursday with over 100,000 per day.

Vaccinations tracker per region here.

Official coronavirus data, May 7

Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 17,857 Rapid tests 43,948

Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 4.35%

Rt: 0.96 from 0.97 last week

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 358,116 infections (daily change: +0.8%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 53 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1705 to other confirmed cases.

There are 63 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 10,910. Of these, 95.3% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 749 Covid-patients – 754 a day earlier -are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 67 years. 63% are men. 83.2% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

2,165 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

392 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +5.95%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 391.

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 May 7

Of the 2691  new cases, 7 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 5 were among travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

1245 Attica

271 Thessaloniki

150 Aitoloakarnania
61 Achaia
Each 58 Larissa, Magnisia
Each 44 Evia, Heraklio
43 Kozani
36 Viotia 35 Ioannina
Each 30 Corinth, Serres
27 Kalymnos 22 Fthiotida
Each 20 Evros, Kavala, Trikala
Each 19 Drama, Corfu, Rethymno
18 Kilkis
Each 16 Lesvos, Chania
Each 17 Arcadia, Pieria
Each 14 Argolida, Ilia, Imathia, Florina
Each 13 Thesprotia, Karditsa, Pella
12 Xanthi
Each 10 Naxos, Lasithi, Messinia
Each 9 Kastoria, Halkidiki
Each 7 Kos, Preveza, Rodopi
Each 6 Zakynthos, fokida
Each 5 Rhodes, Lakonia
4 Evrytania 3 Kefalonia
Each 2 Arta, Karpathos/Kasos, Thassos, Ikaria, Samos, Chios
Each 1 Grevena, Thira, Kea/Kythnos, Mykonos, Paros, Sporades
105 under investigation
Coronavirus Infections Maps to compare
I’m afriad EODY does not upload the maps anymore. I’ll check this out & let you know.
Greece’s Covid-map of confirmed infections in the last 14 days, based on permanent or temporary residence.
Official data by EODY Daily Report in Greek here.
More information on coronavirus in Greece here.

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