The overwhelming majority of Greece’s regional units remain in “deep red”, the highest level of infections on the COVID-MAP that was updated on February 10, 2022. The weekly updated map is more or less the same like a week earlier.
According to Greek health experts, “the pandemic wave of the Omicron variant remains steadily high, the course of the pandemic is stabilized and “the whole of Greece is in deep red,” as they said at the weekly briefing on Thursday.
The large spread of the coronavirus in combination with the pressure on the national health care system and the big number of active cases do not allow relaxation of the restrictions, professor Vana Papaevangelou noted.
She stressed that there has been in increase of infections in the age group of people over 55, adding the the median age is 34 years old, while 1/3 of infected are children.
- One in two of those hospitalized with Covid-19 is over 75 tears old.
According to the health expert, the rate of test positivity across the country is 2.4%, while approximately 1.5% of the population is sick with Covid-19 today.
Nevertheless, everybody is expecting for lifting of Covid-restrictions as of March, since the Tourism Minister said that the first tourist are due on March 1.