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Greece: 5,641 coronavirus cases, 68 deaths, 665 intubations; distribution

Greece΄s health authorities announced on Tuesday 5,641 coronavirus cases and 69 Covid related deaths in past 24 hours. The number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals decreased to 665.

A sample of the Omicron variant has been detected in the sewage of Thessaloniki, however, the real carrier has not been detected yet. According to scientists, the sample was detected on December 19.

According to EODY data released on Wednesday. In the week December 13-19:

  • The total number of patients aged 4-18 is 8,355, accounting for 27% (4% from the previous week) of all cases.
  • Admissions of new patients with Covid-19 were 2,344, while the total discharge due to healing was 2,310. The ratio of admission of new patients to discharge due to cure was 1.01.
  • The positivity rate was 1.33% in a total of 2,324,134 laboratory tests (RT-PCR / Rapid-Ag) and 0.25% in a total of 3,967,270 self-diagnostic tests. In all tests, the positivity rate was 0.60%.

Official EODY data December 22

Tests in last 24 hours:

PCR 24,818 RAPID: 322,027

Positivity PCR+RAPID: 1.63%

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 1,049,936 infections (daily change 0.5%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 214 infections are related to travel from abroad and 2,964 to other confirmed cases.


Rolling average 4,627 from 4,711 last week.

Rt 0.96 from 0,93 last week


69 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, brought the total of pandemic victims to 20,126*. Of these, 95.2% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

*2 deaths from previous days added today.

665 patients are on ventilators in hospitals, from 661 a day earlier. Their median age is 63 years and 78.9% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over.

Of the total in intubation, 553 (83.16%) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 112 (16,84%) are fully vaccinated.

3,691 Covid-patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

370 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +25.42%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 333.

The median age of new infections is 38 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).


Stand Dec 21


Partly vaccinated 70.7%

Fully vaccinated 66.1%

Booster shot since Sept 13: 2,985,746

Geographic distribution December 22

Of the 5,641 new coronavirus cases, 8 were detected at the entry gates of the country and 14 among travelers already in Greece.

The remaining cases are:

2307 Attica (!)

776 Thessaloniki

149 Chania

119 Achaia

116 Kozani

115 Heraklio

107 Larissa

102 Evia

Regions with 2- or 1-digit infections





189 under investigation

MAP infections per 100,000 population based on last 14 days

Dec 22: same as Dec 14

Dec 21: same as Dec 14

Dec 20: same stand as Dec 14

EODY daily bulletin in Greek here.
More information on coronavirus in Greece on KTG here.

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