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Greece records 2,489 new coronavirus cases, 70 deaths in 24 hours

Greece’s health authorities announced on Wednesday evening 2,489 new coronavirus cases and 70 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of intubated patients has decreased further to 707.

Doctors and data confirm that the number of hospitalizations has constantly decreased in the last couple of days. Health experts said that there is no more waiting list for intubated Covid-19 patients in need of ICU bed.

Greek authorities announced today the much expected lifting of lockdown restrictions such the the sending of sms to leave home and for shopping. The curfew is shortened and starts half an hour after midnight. Allowed is also the inter-regional travel, however, with some preconditions for travel to/from the islands. All these go into force from Friday, May 14, 2021. More details on a separate post.

Daily infections

Deaths pink – Intubations blue

Vaccinations

Vaccinations tracker per region here.

Official coronavirus data, May 12

Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 18,499 Rapid tests 44,608

Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 3.94%

Rt: 0.86 from 0.96 last week

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 369,554 infections (daily change: +0.7%%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 49 infections are related to travel from abroad and  2616 to other confirmed cases.

51.2% of the infected are men.

There are 70 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 11,211. Of these, 95.5% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 707 Covid-patients (-25 patients than yesterday) are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 67 years. 61.5% are men. 82.9% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

2,226 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

318 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +8.16%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 357.

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 12

Infections in regions: per 100,000 population – Last 7 days

Of the 2489  new cases, 5 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 2 among travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

1063 Attica

226 Thessaloniki

127  Aitoloakarnania

66 Achaia

61 Larissa 60 Magnisia

Each 59 Heraklio, Ioannina

44 Viotia 37 Evia

31 Kalymnos, 30 Kozani

29 Drama

Each 28 Arcadia, Evros, Serres

26 Ilia

Each 25 Lesvos, Chania

24 Kavala 22 Fthiotida

Each 21 Corinth, Florina

20 Argolida 19 Trikala

17 Imathia 16 Pella

Each 15 Corfu, Kilkis, Xanthi

14 Karditsa 13 Rethymno

11 HAlkidiki

Each 9 Kos, Pieria

Each 6 Thesprotia, Rodopi

Each 4 Grevena, Kastoria, Lakonia, Lasithi, Samos

Each 3 Arta, Rhodes, Thassos, Ikaria, Syros, Paros, MEssinia, Chios

Each 2 Evrytania, Zakynthos, Thira, Preveza, Sporades

Each 1 Karpathos/Kasos, Kefalonia, NAxos, Lefkada, Limnos, Fokida

94 under investigation
Coronavirus Infections Maps to compare
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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