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Greece records 2812 new coronavirus cases, 63 deaths in 24 hours

Greece’s health authorities announced on Τuesday evening 2,812 new coronavirus cases and 63 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of intubated patients has decreased further to 639.

Tuesday is the day when Greece resumes several thousands of tests, a number normally over 60,000, after the weekend with much less testing.


Stand May 15, 2021:

Partially vaccinated: 2,826,552

Fully vaccinated: 1,626,363 (15,2% of population)

Vaccinations tracker per region here.

Official coronavirus data, May 18

Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 22,211 Rapid tests 48,306

Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 3.99%

Rt: 0.86 from 0.96 last week

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 381,266 infections (daily change: +0.7%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 34 infections are related to travel from abroad and  2210 to other confirmed cases.

51.2% of the infected are men.

There are 63 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 11,534. Of these, 95.5% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 639 Covid-patients -from 647 a day earlier – are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 67 years. 62.8% are men. 82.8% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

2,298 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

334 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +5.03%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 319.

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 18

Of the 2812  new cases, 2 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 4 among travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

1425 Attica

245 Thessaloniki

114 Aitoloakarnania

90 Larissa

70 Achaia

53 Heraklio

45 Magnisia 44 Evia

37 Chania 36 Corfu

33 Ioannina 31 Corinth

Each 30 Viotia, Xanthi

27 Kozani

26 Trikala 23 Kilkis

Each 22 Evros, Fthiotida

21 Kavala, 19 Lesvos

17 Rethymno 16 Drama

15 Ilia

Each 14 Argolida, Florina

Each 13 Arcadia, Rhodes

12 Imathia, 11 Karditsa

10 Kalymnos

Each 9 Kos, Messinia, Halkidiki

Each 8 Grevena, Pella, Pieria, Rodopi, Serres

Each 7 Thesprotia, Lasithi

6 Mykonos

Each 4 Zakynthos, Tinos, Chios

3 Syros

Each 2 Kastoria, Andros, Lefkada, Fokida

Each 1 Thassos, Kefalonia, Thira, Naxos, Paros, Limnos, Samos, Sporades

110 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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  1. Savvas Andreas

    4,000 less PCRs than 7 days ago……

    • It could just reflect the state of the pandemic. A large percentage of PCR tests are used on people who present with symptoms while rapid lateral flow tests are mainly used in mass screening, e.g. in certain work environments. IF the rate of infection is decreasing then you would expect fewer people to be presenting for PCR tests while, as the economy progressively opens up you would expect an increase in rapid tests. PCR tests are also used for other reasons, e.g. entry to hospital for other treatments, but you would expect that number to be about constant.