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Greece: 2,562 new coronavirus cases, 7 deaths; geographic distribution

Greece’s health authorities announced on Saturday 2,562 new coronavirus cases and 7 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals Intensive Care Units stands at 124.

Three young women, all unvaccinated are hospitalized in Thessaloniki. One of them, a 33-year-old in 6th month of pregnancy, has been intubated.

The number of Rapid tests has reached new record as it is now required for traveling to Greek islands, if passengers not vaccinated.

Greek authorities imposed night curfew on the popular destination, the island of Mykonos, on Saturday due to coronavirus outbreak. The decision triggered the outrage of the local community amid the tourism season.


Stand July 16, 2021:


Note that the vaccination roll out has slowed down the the last couple of days.

Of the 5,398,353 vaccinated citizens (51.8% of population with at least one dose):

864,098 Partially vaccinated 

4,534,255 Fully vaccinated (43.5%)

Vaccinations tracker per region here.

Official coronavirus data, July 17

Tests in the last 24 hours: PCR  16,053 Rapid tests 75,686

Positivity of PCR & Rapid: 2.79%

blue: tests red: positivity


Rt: 1.38 from 0.8 two weeks ago.

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 455,754 infections (daily change: +0.6%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 154 infections are related to travel abroad and 1705 to other confirmed cases.


Rolling average: 2518 (1638 previous week)

51.2% of the infected are men.

There are 7 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, the total of pandemic victims to 12,840.  Of these, 95.5% had an underlying condition and/or were 70 years old.


A total of 124 Covid-patients – from 123 a day earlier -are on ventilators in hospitals. Their median age is 66 years. 62.1% are men. 87.1% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or more.

2,752 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

122 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +20.79%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 100.


The median age of new infections is 42 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 17

Regional units epidemiological load: last 7 days – infections per 100,000 population


Of the 2562 new cases, 8 were detected at the entrance gates of the country and 9 among travelers already in the country.

The remaining cases are:

1165 Attica

166 Thessaloniki

111 Heraklio

66 Larissa

63 Rethymno 61 Chania

55 Corinth 52 Achaia

43 Ioannina

38 Paros

37 Mykonos

Each 33 Karditsa, Kozani

31 Corfu

28 Evia

Each 26 Ilia, Lasithi

24 Magnisia, 21 Rhodes

Each 20 Viotia, Messinia

19 Argolida

Each 18 Evros, Halkidiki

15 Pieria 14 Thira

Each 13 Trikala, Fthiotida

12 Thepsrotia,

Each 11 Aitoloakarnania, Serres

Each 10 Arcadia, Kos, Lesvos

9 Grevena

Each 8 Pella, Florina

7 Kavala

Each 6 Imathia, Naxos, Xanthi
Each 5 Kefalonia, Lakonia
Each 4 Drama, Zakynthos, Kalymnos, Chios
Each 3 Andros, Milos
Each 2 Tinos, Lefkada, Preveza, Sporades, Fokida
Each 1 Arta, Thassos, Ithaki, Ikaria, Kastoria, Kilkis, Rodopi, Samos
155 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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