Greece recorded a spike in daily coronavirus infections on Tuesday that increased to 1,797 in the last 24 hours, setting authorities on alert and an extraordinary announcement by the country’s Civil Protection.
The number of Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours is 8, while the number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units stands at 168.
“The 4th wave of the pandemic is here,” state broadcaster ERT announced short after the health authorities daily report and warned that “there will be re-designing of the protection measures within the next hour.”
Citing data form the University of Thessaloniki, ERT reported that infections increased by 442% in the last two week.s
Head of Civil Protection Nikos Hardalias will hold an extraordinary press conference at 7 p.m. local time.
The Committee of the epidemiologists is to hold an extraordinary meeting later today.
Earlier, the head of National Health Care Organization EODY said that 50% of the recent infections are related to entertainment among the youth.
Government spokeswoman Aristotelia Peloni said on Tuesday that “herd immunity of 75% must be reached by early autumn,” however, some health experts spoke of a necessary 80% to 85% due to the Delta variant.
Stand July 5, 2021:
Of the 5,034,790 vaccinated citizens (48.3% of population with at least one dose):
1,016,970 Partially vaccinated
4,017,820 Fully vaccinated (38.5%)
Vaccinations tracker per region here.
Official coronavirus data, July 6
Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR 15,656 Rapid tests 50,808
Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 2.7%
I read somewhere that positivity rate from molecular PCRE tests was 9.45%.
blue: tests red: positivity
Rt: 0.8 from 0.81 last week.
Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 429,144 infections (daily change: +0.5%↑). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 126 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1446 to other confirmed cases.
Rolling average: 912 (426 previous week)
51.2% of the infected are men.
There are 8 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the total of pandemic victims to 12,754. Of these, 95.5% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.
A total of 168 Covid-patients – from 173 a day earlier -are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 66 years. 68.5% are men. 88.1% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.
2,709 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.
48 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: -18.64%). 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 6
Regional units epidemiological load: last 7 days – infections per 100,000 population
Of the 1797 new cases, 8 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 13 among travelers already in the country.
The remaining cases are:
45 Magnisia 43 Larissa
32 Ioannina 17 Ilia
19 Chania 18 Evia
Each 15 Grevena, Kozani
14 Mykonos 13 Achaia
Each 9 Viotia, Thira, Lasithi, Pieria
Each 8 Aitoloakarnania, Rhodes, HAlkidiki
Each 6 Argolida, KArditsa, MEssinia
Each 4 Trikala, Fthiotida
Each 3 Evros, Imathia, Kavala, Kilkis, Lesvos, Chios
Each 2 Arta, Drama, Kastroia, Paros, Rodopi
Each 1 Zakynthos, Kalymnos, NAxos, Lefkada, Pella, Preveza, Serres, Sporades