Covid-19 infections are expected to break one more record on Tuesday as health authorities will incorporate the positive self tests carried out by thousands of students and teachers since Sunday. The new high will come as the overwhelming majority of regions across Greece have been marked with “deep red”, the highest level of coronavirus infections per 100,000 population on the Covid-MAP published by the authorities.
COVID-MAP updated on Jan 6, 2022
Over 15,500 self-tests by students and teachers sunday evening to Monday morning were positive with Covid-19. Self-tests positivity has to be confirmed either with Rapid or a molecular PCR test.
Another 9,688 self-tests were found positive on Tuesday, January 11 among students and teachers, according to the Education Ministry.
A total of 25,235 self-tests have been found positive over the last 48 hours, the ministry added.
“Things are not easy,” Nikolaos Tzanakis, an expert in respiratory disease and Vice president of the Hellenic Thoracic Society, Nikos Tzanaki told Skai TV on Tuesday, that today’s infections could succeed the bench mark of 50,000.
If 600,000 tests are performed and the positivity rate reaches 9%, then daily infections on Tuesday will be close to 54,000, while if the rate is closer to 8%, the new infections will be below 50,000, Tzanakis stressed.
According to Ant1 TV, there are currently over 5,000 people hospitalized with Covid-19 across the country.
The number of intubations and daily deaths remain high.
More information on coronavirus and the geographic distribution of daily infection in Greece here.