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Greece’s new record: 28,828 coronavirus cases; distribution; 79 deaths

For third consecutive day, coronavirus cases in Greece broke a new record on Wednesday and reached 28, 828 confirmed infections. In Attica alone infections reached 12,848 cases in the past 24 hours.

Health authorities announced also 79 Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while the number of intubated Covid-patients in hospitals has decreased to 620.

The Greek government accelerated the implementation of the new restrictions to December 30 as the spike in the last two days – over 50,000 confirmed infections in just 48 hours – could not wait until January 3. The new restrictions will heavily affect the New Year’s celebrations. More details here on KTG.

Official EODY data December 29

Tests in last 24 hours:

PCR: 48,380  RAPID: 350,252

Positivity PCR+RAPID: 7.23%

Since the pandemic began, Greece has confirmed 1,134,713 infections (daily change +2.6%). In the confirmed cases of the last 7 days, 215 infections are related to travel from abroad and 1,488 to other confirmed cases.

Rolling average 12,104 from 4,627 last week.

Rt 1.27 from 0,96 last week


79 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, brought the total of pandemic victims to 20,636. Of these, 95.2% had an underlying condition and/or were aged 70 or over.

620 patients are on ventilators in hospitals, from 635 a day earlier. Their median age is 63 years and 60.2% are men. 80.2% have an underlying condition and/or are aged 70 or over.

Of the total in intubation, 529 (85.32%) are unvaccinated or partly vaccinated and 91 (14.68%) are fully vaccinated.

the number of minors, aged 0-17 in ICUs has increased to 3. The latest intubated patient is a 13-year-old boy.

3,745 Covid-patients have been discharged from ICUs since the pandemic began.

413 Covid-19 patients were admitted to hospital in the last 24 hours (daily change: +21.47%). The average admission of patients with Covid-19 to hospitals over the last 7 days was 330..

The median age of new infections is 37 years (range: 0.2 to 106 years), while the median age of the deceased is 78 (range: 0.2 to 106 years).


Stand Dec 28


Partly vaccinated 71.3%

Fully vaccinated 67%

Booster shot since Sept 13: 3,314,982

Geographic distribution December 29

Of the 28,828 new coronavirus cases, 19 were detected at the entry gates of the country and 8 among travelers already in Greece.

The remaining cases are:

12,848 Attica (!)

3,496 Thessaloniki (!)

679 Achaia

592 Heraklio 549 Larissa 531 Kozani

455 Evia 420 Karditsa

371 Aitoloakarnania 369 Ioannina 365 Magnisia 340 Pieria

339 Imathia 336 Florina 320 Serres 313 Corinth 308 Arcadia

296 Ilia 295 Chania 267 Lakonia 266 Messinia 246 Viotia

233 Trikala 223 Kavala 222 Rhodes

197 Fthiotida 193 Lesvos 192 Drama

175 Argolida

160 Evros

146 Corfu 143 Kilkis 142 Arta

133 Thesprotia 131 Halkidiki

Each 128 Pella, Rethymno

Each 104 Lefkada, Chios

85 Rodopi 84 Kastoria

77 Xanthi

Each 76 Lasithi, Preveza

64 Grevena

52 Evrytania 51 Zakynthos

Each 45 Ikaria, Kefalonia

43 Kos 40 Syros

31 Kalymnos 30 Fokida

21 Naxos

Each 20 Thassos, Samos

17 Thira 15 Paros 14 Tinos 13 Limnos

9 Sporades 8 Mykonos

Each 2 Ithaki, Andros, Kea/Kythnos

1 Karpathos/Kasos

1103 under investigation

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

Dec 29 same as Dec 27

Dec 28 same as Dec 27

Dec 27

Dec 26

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

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  1. It would take 10 seconds for the cartographers, analysts to change and update the legend (key) on the maps in GIS to give the Greek citizen and other readers a more coherent picture…

  2. Looks like all Europe, rocket grow of new cases, less deaths, less people intubated. I see it as good news if other figures gets down same time.

  3. Well, since the cases are highly concentrated in Attica and Macedonia, these two units should be in lockdown, with no one allowed to go in or out of these units for 2 weeks, that should help the numbers decrease nationwide, unless of course Omicron is mild enough to allow it to circulate and achieve mass immunity in a matter of months, in which case we should allow it to circulate and concentrate in treating the patients who develop serious symptoms. It seems were are witnessing the beginning of the end of this pandemic.