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Greece records 1,517 new coronavirus cases, 44 deaths, 547 intubations


Greece’s health authorities announced on Wednesday evening 1,517 new coronavirus cases and 44 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients has further decreased to 547.

Live Briefing

At the live briefing on Wednesday, health minister Vassilis Kikilias said that the average of confirmed infected cases is at 1,775, cleary below 2,000.

The average age of infected citizens is at 37 years old, while there is increase in younger age groups.

Positivity rate is constantly below 4%

Greece will continue vaccinations with AstraZeneca without revising the age limits, despite Thrombosis syndromes mostly in people below 50. However, the National Vaccination Committee said women 30-49 could use vaccines with mRNA technology.

A 17-year-old boy infected with the coronavirus has been treated in ICU of an Athens hospital. The patient did not have any underlying health issues, media reported.


Stand May  25, 2021:

Citizens with at least one dose: 3,357,696

Fully vaccinated: 1,836,773 (17.5% of population)

Vaccinations tracker per region here.

Official coronavirus data, May 26

Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 15,869 Rapid tests 35,123

Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 2.95%

Rt: 0.82 from 0.86 last week

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 395,093 infections (daily change: +0.4%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 27 infections are related to travel from abroad and  2036 to other confirmed cases.

51.2% of the infected are men.

There are 44 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total of pandemic victims to 11,016. Of these, 95.5% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.

A total of 547 Covid-patients -from 556 a day earlier – are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 67 years. 62.3% are men. 84.6% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

2,391 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

250 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +28.87%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 244.

Admissions (red) -Discharges (green)

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 26

Of the 1517 new cases, 0 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 0 among travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

762 Attica

163 Thessaloniki

51 Larissa

39 Aitoloakarnania 32 Achaia

26 Rethymno 25 Heraklio

24 Evia

Each 23 Viotia, Chania

Each 20 Ilia, Magnisia

18 Fthiotida 16 Imathia

14 Corfu

Each 13 Ioannina, Pella

Each 12 Corinth, Pieria

Each 10 Lesvos, Serres, Trikala

Each 9 Kilkis, Xanthi

Each 8 Kozani, Messinia

6 Florina

Each 5 Grevena, Arcadia, Rhodes, Evros, Kavala, Kalymnos, Rodopi

Each 4 Drama, Karditsa, Lasithi

Each 3 Argolida, Evrytania, Kastoria

Each 2 Zakynthos, Thesprotia, Thira, Naxos, Lakonia, Preveza, Halkidiki

Each 1 Thassos, Kefalonia, Andros, Syros, Paros, Chios

65 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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One comment

  1. Thank you so much, KTG, for continuing your detailed reports! Unvaluable from abroard! Must be a lot of work! Can follow my favorite islands progress in this horrible pandemia. Glad to see it is progressing in the right direction all over Greece. Maybe I will be able to visit at least one favorite this year, God villingly!