Greece recorded another sharp spike of daily coronavirus infections and hit a new record since the begin of the pandemic on Monday when health authorities announced 5, 449 cases. High is also the number of Covid-related deaths – 52! – in the past 24 hours. The number of Covid-patients in hospitals increased further 430 from 421 a day earlier.
One should note that due to weekend, PCR and Rapid tests are again several thousands fewer than on normal week days, at the level of 1/3 less.
Government ministers and epidemiologists held two emergency meetings on Monday aiming to find ways to deal with the new dramatic increase of infections and the pressure on the public health system, especially in northern Greece.
The government spokesman signaled earlier today new measures/restrictions particularly for unvaccinated citizens.
Early Monday evening, state broadcaster ERT reported that there is consideration to impose again restrictions to regional units with heavy epidemiological load.
Attica recorded over 1,000 infections in the past 24 hours, while the number of regions with 3-digit cases has increased to 13.
Alternate Health Minister Mina Gaga sad in an interview on Monday that efforts are underway so that the first 2,000 doses of monoclonal antibody drugs against Covid-19 arrived in the country by November 11., she said that efforts are underway in order for the first 2,000-dose order to arrive in Greece by November 11.
The infectious diseases committee is examining the criteria for administering monoclonal antibody therapy, she added, noting that all countries give immune-suppressed individuals priority access to these treatments.
Gaga said that health authorities will announce the new measures due to the increased infections on Wednesday.
Official EODY data Νοbember 1
Tests in past 24 hours:
PCR 6,090 RAPID 76,503
Positivity PCR+RAPID: 6.6%
Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 747,595 infections (daily change: +0.7%). Of the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 143 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,662 to other confirmed cases.
Rolling average 3,902 from 3,321 last week.
52 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, brought the total of pandemic victims to 15,990. Of these, 95.4% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.
430 Covid-oatients are on ventilators in hospitals from 421 a day earlier.. Their median age is 65 years, 60% are men. 80.2% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over.
Of the total patients on intubation, 364 (84.65%) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 66 (15.35%) are fully vaccinated.
3,316 have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.
249 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: -22.91%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 277.
The median age of new infections is 39 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).
Stand Oct 30
Party vaccinations 63.7% of the population
Fully vaccinated: 61.1%
Booster shot since Sept 13: 339,888
Vaccination tracker per region in Greek here.
Geographic distribution Νovemver 1
Of the 5,449 new coronavirus cases, 18 were detected at the entry gates of the country and 9 among travelers already in Greece.
The remaining cases are:
Each 152 Pella, Serres
Other infections per region see below:
89 under investigation
MAP: Infections last 14 days
More details on EODY daily bulletin in Greek here.
More information on coronavirus in Greece here.