Greece’s health authorities announced on Thursday, 761 new coronavirus cases and 4 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units stands at 189.
At the live briefing of the Health Ministry on Thursday, health experts said that the downward trend of the course of the pandemic seems to have been halted.
Members of epidemiologists’ committee Vana Papaevangelou said that the age of the recently infected has dropped by 5 years, with the average being 27 years old.
60% of the recently infected were aged 18-24 followed by age group 25-34.
The Civil Protection announced new Covid-documents preconditions for traveling to/from the islands. Details on a separate post.
Infections with Delta variant of Covid-19 have reportedly reached 54 – or 0.33% of the 20,000 samples checked since January.
25 new infections until June 21.
The Delta variant infections have been confirmed:
Each 1 Achaia, Evia, Evrytania, Corinth, Halkidiki
Stand June 30, 2021:
4,839,234 vaccinated citizens (46.4%) 8,391,535 doses
1,050,328 Partially vaccinated
3,788,906 Fully vaccinated (36.4%)
Vaccinations tracker per region here.
Official coronavirus data, July 1
Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 12,349 Rapid tests 29,038
Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 1.84%
Rt: 0.8 from 0.81 last week.
Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 423,185 infections (daily change: +0.2%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 93 infections are related to travel from abroad and 677 to other confirmed cases.
Rolling average: 481 (391 previous week)
51.2% of the infected are men.
There are 4 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the total of pandemic victims to 12,710. Of these, 95.5% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.
A total of 189 Covid-patients – from 196 a day earlier -are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 67 years. 66.7% are men. 84.1% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.
2,689 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.
39 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +2.7%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 41.
The median age of new infections is 43 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).
Geographic distribution July 1
Of the 633 new cases, 1 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 7 among travelers already in the country.
The remaining cases are:
22 Larissa 20 Ioannina
16 Rhodes 12 Magnisia
10 Evia 8 Corinth
Each 6 Mykonos, Fthiotida
Each 5 Achaia, Ilia, Chania
Each 3 Aitoloakarnania, Arcadia, Viotia, Kalymnos, Rodopi, Trikala, Halkidiki
Each 2 Kos, Corfu, Lasithi, Pieria
Each 1 Argolida, Grevena, Drama, Evros, Evrytania, Karditsa, Kastoria, Paros, LAkonis, Lefkada, Messinia, Pella, Sporades, Florina, Fokida
Testing still falling. Deaths still falling. Intubations still falling. Cases rising.
Yes, this pattern is consistent with much younger people contracting the virus in larger numbers, but with very few health problems arising. It should lead to a declaration that the pandemic has ended, but these highly conservative risk-obsessed “experts” are too afraid to make any such statement. They will insist on facemasks and lockdowns into the middle of the century. Never mind that they will destroy entire economies and millions of people’s lives for no good reason: their own careers are far more important.
If you scroll down here to the ‘testing rates per 100.000 inhabitants as per July 1’, you’ll see that Greece is still one of the top testing countries in Europe (coloring dark green).
Thank you, KTG, for reporting the delta-mutations separately! The delta is of deep concern as it is so much more dangerous, even for people who had the two Pfizer jabs. I hope the increase will stop, otherwise it will be difficult to come to Greece. I miss your beautiful and friendly country and its people so much! Another year without Greece will be heartbreaking…
Here in Belgium, the so-called experts already say for 16 months, since the beginning of this crisis, that the virus is constantly mutating. Until December 2020 however, these mutations seemed to be of no worries. But since January 2021, when the Britisch variant came, these mutations suddenly cause problems: more contagious, more lethal, … So since the start of the big vaccination campaigns, the mutations are more dangerous? And the UK was far ahead of the rest of Europe with the vaccinations, while the first variant was the British one? Am I the only one that questions these links? Why are media not asking these questions? Looks to me like the vaccines are causing the more dangerous variants.
mutations occur when virus infects more & more people. have nothing to do with vaccinations.
So they incurred in 2020 as well. Why didn’t we hear about them at that time?
Greek people need to be educated to this fact KTG, I’m now viewed by some unvaccinated local people to be spreading the virus because I’ve received both jabs! They just don’t trust either the Government or the vaccines.
Good question Marcelis.
It may be notable that the first 3 variations came from countries that had early large scale trials of the vaccines, i.e. UK, South Africa and Brasil.
A virus will mutate when it cannot spread easily, when something is preventing or bothering it, not usually when it is already freely spreading.
Lockdown (separation of potential hosts) and/or an ineffective treatment (vaccine or other non “killing” medication) would provide such conditions.
Similarly, bacteria will evolve into antibiotic resistant forms if the “killing! antibiotic is mis-used.
I hope this comment will be posted, as my last 3 comments have dissappeared into the ether after sitting “in moderation”.
If I am writing anything “wrong”, please let me know KTG.
approach is wrong
Not sure that I understand what you mean by “approach is wrong” but thank you for posting the comment.
All viruses mutate as soon as they enter the human body, and coronaviruses mutate more than most. Therefore, the largest number of mutations is likely to occur in the countries with the largest number of cases of any virus.
Virus mutation is not known to have any connection with vaccine usage. I do not know where you got that idea from: it sounds like silly gossip of the conspiracy theory type.
The Covid-19 vaccines are designed to reduce the number of serious cases — that is, deaths and hospitalizations. There is very good evidence that they have done so, and should be used by people who are vulnerable to the virus. The defining criteria are old age and overall health condition. However, people with certain medical conditions should not take the vaccine(s): their doctor will advise them.
Rethymno, a small town has one of the highest rate in cases. Surprising but not that much considering the attitude of many locals who keep on living like there was no virus AT ALL , DO NOT put their masks ( shop keepers included ), INSULT door keepers when asked to put a mask and keep on going to giant weddings, bracing each other without any care and eventually deny the virus.
What goes around comes around. Stupidity and ignorance are a dangerous combination.
Tourists and visitors : be careful when you come to Crete.